The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a document, "Simple Solutions" (DHHS NIOSH Publication No. 2007-122) that describes 20 actions/solutions to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury in common construction tasks. The same 20 solutions have been supplemented with additional information on specific tools, equipment and user reviews and incorporated into the CPWR Construction Solutions Database. The 20 links below take you to the supplemented solutions in the CPWR Construction Solutions Database. The inclusion of this supplementary information does not serve as an endorsement of any specific product, brand or manufacturer by CPWR or NIOSH.
Simple Solutions for Floor and Ground-Level Work
Simple Solutions for Overhead Work
Simple Solutions for Lifting, Holding, and Handling Materials
Simple Solutions for Hand-Intensive Work
To search for information on control options for other construction hazards, CPWR's Construction Solutions Database. For additional construction safety and health documents as well as training materials, in English and Spanish, visit the Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health (eLCOSH).