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Ergonomics Guides and Checklists (PDF)
Stretch & Flex App
The seven-minute progressive modules demonstrate and announce the proper, pain-free way to elongate and prepare muscles to handle the exposures of the job site, plant or workstation. Free app developed by Fortis Construction.
Source: Fortis Construction
Construction Ergonomics: Protect Your Knees and Your Future (PDF)
Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of time-loss injuries for construction workers. This pamphlet offers tips you can implement today to protect yourself and your workers from costly soft tissue injuries, specifically knee injuries.
Source: Oregon OSHA
NIOSH Publication No. 2006-147: Preventing Injuries from Installing Drywall
Workers who handle drywall sheets are at high risk of overexertion and fall injuries. NIOSH research has led to recommendations for preventing these injuries.
Easy Ergonomics: A Guide to Selecting Non-Powered Hand Tools (PDF)
The purpose of this booklet is to help you select or purchase the best available ergonomically designed non-powered hand tool.