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2017

BAC Journal, Issue 1, 2017, BAC Craft Committees Continue to Guide Masonry r2p Partnership Safety & Health Priorities

BAC Journal, Issue 1, 2017, BAC/IMI Trainers Participate in Multi-Trade Trainer Noise Survey

BAC Journal, Issue 1, 2017, Save the Date: 2017 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

ICE Voice newsletter, September 2016. SAVE Program Develops Ergonomics.

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer Magazine,  Nanoparticles in Construction. Second Quarter. 

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer Magazine,  Hot Weather Hazard Alert. Second Quarter..     


2016

BAC Journal, Issue 4, 2016, BAC Craft Committees Continue to Guide Masonry r2p Partnership Safety & Health Priorities

BAC Journal, Issue 4, 2016, SAVE: Ergonomics Training for Masonry Apprentices

BAC Journal, Issue 3, 2016, Masonry r2p Partnership: Expanding Efforts to Keep Members Safe

BAC Journal, Issue 2, 2016. "SAVE: New Study with Masonry r2p Partnership Develops Innovative Ergonomics Training for Masonry Apprentices".

BAC Journal, Issue 1, 2016. "Safety Pays, Falls Costs". 

ICE Voice, September 2016, "Training for Masonry Apprentices".

ICE Voice, Winter 2015/2016, "Contractors Provide Guidance on New Innovative Ergonomics Training for Masonry Apprentices". 

ICE Voice, Winter 2015/2016. CPWR Hazard Alerts

NRCA Roofing News. "NRCA and allies create radiofrequency radiation awareness program". August.

Parker D. "Building better health". Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Outlook Magazine, Winter, p. 16-21.

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer Magazine, Infection Control Risk Assessment Training (ICRA). Fourth Quarter.

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer Magazine, New RF Radiation Awareness Program: Partnering to Protect Members and Prevent Exposure. Third Quarter.

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer Magazine, Nail Gun Safety: Which Trigger Do You Use? Third Quarter.

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer MagazineFoundations for Safety Leadership (FSL). First Quarter.

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer MagazineGearing Up for the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down May 8-12: Let’s Keep Up the Momentum. First Quarter.

The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer Magazine, "Safety and Health Survey Highlights: Help Set Industry Priorities". First Quarter.

Ohio Asphalt, Are You Ready for OSHA’s New Silica Rule?: what the asphalt industry needs to know to comply, Winter, p. 16-19.


2015

BAC Journal, Issue 3, 2015. "A Model for Advancing Safety & Health in Construction Industry."

BAC Journal, Issue 2, 2015. "Contractor & Member Surveys Highlight Partnership Priorities, Opportunities, and Successes". 

BAC Journal, Issue 2, 2015. "The Safety Voice for Ergonomics (SAVE) Project". 

Goldenhar L, Watters M. "Jobsite Safety Climate: Examining Lagging Indicators & Incorporating Leading Indicators". Construction Superintendent. 

ICE Safety Toolbox. "Safety Intervention Sheet: Selecting Safer Hand Tools". 

ICE Safety Toolbox. "Safety Intervention Sheet: Importance of Proper Glove Selection and Use".

ICE Voice, "Reducing Noise Intervention Sheet". Winter 2014/2015.

Journeyman Roofer & Waterproofer Magazine. "Roofing Industry Safety and Health Survey". Third Quarter. 

Nalbandian A. Installation Safety: The ergonomics of Hardwood Flooring Installation. ProInstaller Magazine, Fall, p32-35.

Richey E. Study: Why workers avoid making workers’ compensation claims. Engineering News-Record, December 14.

Stafford E. "Clearing the Air about COPD". ISHN Magazine

The Journeyman Roofer & Waterproofer Magazine. INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES. Fourth Quarter. 


2014

BAC Journal, "Making Jobs Safer: Connecting Partnerships, Trainers, Members and Researchers Through r2p", Issue 4.

BAC Journal, "Free Safety & Health Resources for Workers and Contractors", Issue 2.   

BAC Journal, "The Masonry Research to Practice Partnership Wants You to Choose Hand Safety"Issue 1.

BAC JournalMasonry Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership Issue 1.

Clark S. "Universal Drill Jig Adapted for Commercial Building Construction". Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America –Lifelines Vol. 10, Number 8. January.

Frane D. "50 Cool Things You Could Have Seen at the World of Concrete". Tools of the Trade, March.

Frane D. "ErgoMek Drill Boss". Tools of the Trade. February.

ICE Voice, "Intellectual Property Patent and Licensing Guide", Fall newsletter.

ICE Voice, "Safety Intervention Sheets: Reducing Back Injuries", Fall newsletter. 

ICE Voice, "New Feature Added to Work Safely with Silica"Fall newsletter.

Rubenstone J. "World of Concrete: Ergonomic Drill Rig Reduces Vibrations", Engineering News-Record (ENR.com) January.

RW Labor and Management Initiatives, "Emerging Safety and Health Issue – RF Radiation"Volume 4, Issue 3.

RW Labor and Management Initiatives, "Roofing Industry Joins Forces to Advance Safety: New Roofing Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership Formed"Volume 4, Issue 3.

Safety + Health, "Fall protection website targets residential construction workers", November. 

Watters M, "Cool Ways to Keep Workers Cool", Workforce Safety, October. 

West G, Lippy B, Marsick D, Cooper M [2014]. "Unknown risks, nanomaterials in construction", The AIHA Synergist, 22-26, October.


2013

BAC Journal, Issue 1, 2013. New Website Helps Workers and Contractors Work Safely with Silica.

Eisenberg K [2013]. Fall Prevention: Washington University Helps Union Workers. The Cutting Edge, Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, August, 2013. [see Appendix H].

Evanoff B, Kaskutas V [2013]. Construction Fall Fatalities Can Be Prevented: Our new training curriculum for residential frame carpenters proved the skeptics wrong. Occupational Health and Safety. January. 

ICE Voice. Introducing Safety Interventions.

Kaskutas V, Evanoff B, Miller H. Fall prevention on residential construction sites. Professional Safety. 58(7):36-40. [see Appendix F].

Nasvik J. "Reduce Vibration for Better Health. Concrete Contractor".

Shepherd S, Woskie S. Wetter is better to control concrete dust. Study confirms the benefits of wet cutting for controlling dust exposure. Equipment Today. Special focus: Concrete Safety. 

Watters M, Belman D. Navigating today’s construction marketplace: using data to answer questions and strategize for the future. (Article appears on page 20.)


2012

BAC JournalProtect Your Hearing: Do Your Part – PPE Only Works if You Use It, Issue 3.

BAC Journal, "Finding the Best Hand Tools: It must be better…They say it's "ergonomically designed", Issue 3.

BAC Journal , "Safety and Health Surveys Highlight Partnership Priorities, Opportunities, Progress", Issue 2, pp 10.

BAC Journal, "Did You Hear That? Masonry r2p Partnership Makes Hearing Protection a Priority", Issue 2, pp 12.

BAC Journal, "The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Towers", Issue 1, pp 12.

ENR.com, "Concrete Drill Jig Makes Work Less Painful", November.

Evanoff B, Kaskutas V [2012]. "OSHA Compliance Creates Rental Opportunities: Providing the latest access equipment and fall protection devices expands rental opportunities and advances the safety of the industry". Rental Equipment Register, November.  

ICE Voice [2012]. CPWR Launches an Online Resource to Identify and Control Silica Dust. 

Occupational Health & Safety, "CPWR Launces 'One Stop' Silica Website", November.


2011

BAC Journal. "Craft Committees Identify Safety and Health r2p Priorities", Issue 2, pp 5 – 7.

BAC Journal. "New Mast Climber Website Launched by Masonry r2p Partnership", Issue 2, pp 7.

ICE Voice. "New Mast Climber Website Launched by Masonry r2p Partnership", 3rd Quarter 2011 Report, pp 8 - 9.

Kaskutas V. "Timing is Right for Foremen’s Fall Prevention and Safety Education Training". The Cutting Edge, Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, August.

Kaskutas V. "Local Contractor takes Advantage of New Fall Protection Technology Loaning Program". The Cutting Edge, Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, August.

Kaskutas V. "OSHA and the Courts are Serious about Fall Protection". The Cutting Edge, Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, July.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health." Ergonomic Drill Solution Piloted at Memorial Stadium". Bridges. Summer/Fall.  


2010

The Reporter. "Boilermaker refuses to rest while brothers need help". April-June. Volume 50, No. 2.

BTMed Participant. "Building Trades National Medical Screening Program Helps Sick Nuclear Weapons Construction Workers". BAC Journal. Issue 4.

The Laborer. "Fading Voice Leads Nuclear Worker to Speak Up". Winter. Volume 65, No. 1.

Plasterer and Cement Mason Journal. "Local 78 Member Promotes Free Medical Screenings". Fall.

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 392, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Member Promotes Free Medical Screenings". UA Journal. July.


2009

Dong X, Ringen K, Fujimoto A. Expanding Access to Health Care for Hispanic Construction Workers and Their Children. Chapter in Health Insurance in the United States, Washington DC: The National Academy Press.

"Breeding Winners, Championing Health". IUPAT Journal. April-June

"Building Trades Medical Screening Program". Plasterer and Cement Mason Journal. Winter.

Heitbrink W, Watters M."Dangerous Work: Vacuum attachments on mortar grinders control dust and protect workers' lungs". Masonry Construction. February.

Huang, Y.H., Leamon, T. B., Courtney, T.K., Chen, P.Y., & DeArmond, S. [2009]. "Corporate financial decision-makers' views of workplace safety: What safety professionals should know?" Professional Safety. April.

Kaskutas V [2009]. "Fall Prevention Research with Washington University", The Cutting Edge, The Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity. August.

Local 392 Member Promotes Free Medical Screenings. United Association Safety Newsletter. December.

McCann M, Watters M. "Driven to Death: Some of the biggest work hazards come on four wheels. Here's what you can do to prevent them". Painter and Wallpaper Contractor.

Moraski P, Watters M. "Lift Teams Share the Load: Missing pain instead of missing work". BAC Journal, Issue 4. 

Moraski P, Watters M. "Lift Teams Share the Load". Occupational Health and Safety, Vol. 78, No. 11, November. 

Roach T, Watters M. "You Can Be Part of the Safety Solution". Protection Update. April.

IBEW Journal. "Screenings Offered for Nuclear Weapons Site Workers". Winter.

Watters M. "Lessons Learned in Las Vegas: Site safety assessment yields lessons in construction safety and health programs, practices and safety climateOccupational Health & Safety.


2008

Belman D. “The Construction Industry and the Economy,”  TAUC Website. 

Belman D. “The Construction Industry and the Economy,” Contractor Talk, Finishing Contractors Association, July.

Kaskutas V, Drendell-Mueller L. "Contractors Learn About Apprentice Fall Prevention Training", The Cutting Edge, The Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, September.

McCann M, Gittleman J, Watters M. "Crane-related deaths in construction and recommendations for their prevention". IUOE Newsletter. Summer 2008

Roach T, Watters M. "Finding Solutions to Your Safety and Health Problems Just Got Easier". Masonry Construction Magazine.

Roach T, Watters M. "Finding Solutions to Your Safety and Health Problems Just Got Easier". Modern Contractor Solutions, April.  

Roach T, Watters M. "New Website Seeks Solutions to Safety and Health Problems". The Journal. (Sheet Metal Workers Union) May/June.

Watters M. "Construction Solutions" - new approach to providing solutions for construction hazards. NORA Construction Sector News. April.

Watters M.  Innovative outreach to Spanish-speaking construction workers through telenovelas. NORA Construction Sector News. April.

Watters M. Online version of Construction Chart Book now available. NORA Construction Sector News. April.

Watters M. "What's Up with Cranes?" The Construction User. Fall. View articles here and here (see page 17).

Watters, M. "Your Life – and Health – in the Balance". Plasters and Cement Masons, Fall.

Watters, M. "Gravity works in any language". The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer. Second Quarter.


2007

Atkinson ML, Watters M. "The changing face of construction fatalities". The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer. Third Quarter, 2007.

DeArmond S, Huang YH, Chen PY. "How do we stack up: Corporate financial decision makers’ perceptions of safety performance, safety programs and safety personnel". Professional Safety, March, 28-34. 

Gittleman JL. National Academies of Science. Evidence Package for Construction Sector. Co-author, Chapter 2.2-Lead exposure and various health effects, pg. 194-223. Co-author, Chapter 4.1-Use and improve resources to identify and track construction safety and health risks, pg. 377-403. July 17.

Hess J, Weinstein M. "Innovations Reduce Injuries: Equipment, materials, and work practices are available to protect masons". Masonry Construction.

Kaskutas V. "New Fall Prevention Curriculum at the Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship Program", The Cutting Edge, The Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, July.

Lipscomb HJ, Jackson L. "Nailgun injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments, 1998-2005". Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 56(14); April 13.

MacCollum D. Construction Safety Engineering Principles: Designing and Managing Safer Job Sites, (construction textbook). Published by McGraw Hill.

McCann M, Watters, W. "Primed to explode". Occupational Health and Safety. Volume 76, Issue 6, June.  

McCann M.  "Deaths of Heavy Equipment Operators in Construction, 1992-2005".  Published in October IUOE Newsletter as “IUOE Releases Operator Fatality Study.”

Nissen B, Angee A, Weinstein, M. "Immigrant construction workers and health and safety:  The South Florida Experience", Labor Studies Journal, Volume 33, No. 1, pp. 48-62, March.

Rempel D, Star D, Gibbons B, Barr A, Janowitz I. "Development and Evaluation of a New Device for Overhead Drilling". Professional Safety, 52: 30-35.

Trahan C, Watters M. "These problems aren't set in stone: Concrete burns".  Occupational Health and Safety.  Volume 76, Issue 3, March. View article.

Watters M. "Immigrant workers". The Ironworker. Safety and Health Department Report, September-October.

Watters M. "Tools of the trade: Health and safety information online". The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer, Second Quarter, 2007 (for safety & health column, uncredited).

Watters, M. "The changing face of construction fatalities". The Journeyman Roofer and Waterproofer. Third Quarter.


2006

Fethke N, Anton D, Cavanaugh J. The effect of EMG sampling duration on forceful exertion exposure estimates. Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Maastricht, The Netherlands, July.

Harvard School of Public Health/Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. "Step-by-step ladder safety". Contractor Tools and Supplies September/October Issue.

Hecker SF, Schneider S, Hess JA, Kincl LD. Chapter 50: Ergonomics in general construction. In: Marras WS, Karwowski W, eds. Occupational Ergonomics Handbook. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp 50-1—50-30.

Hess JA, Kincl LD, Albers JT. Evaluation of a tool extension to reduce low back injury in carpenters. In: Proceedings of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), Maastricht, Netherlands.

Hess J, Weinstein M. Innovations Reduce Injuries: Equipment, materials, and work practices are available to protect masons. Masonry Construction Magazine

McCann M. "Dangers in loading, unloading heavy equipment". International Operating Engineer, p. 11, Winter 2006.

SMLR. "Occupational safety and health education new labor training". The Newsletter of the School of Management of Labor Relations Rutgers University. Page 14, Fall.

Weinstein M, Hecker S, Hess JA [2006]. "Action research to diffuse ergonomic innovations in the U.S. construction industy". In: Proceedings of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), Maastricht, Netherlands.


2003

McCann, Michael. "Stress in rescue and recovery workers". NYCOSH Safety Rep Special Edition: The Many Lessons of September 11. March 2003, 27-28.


2002

"Causes of Roofer Deaths". Safety Bulletin, 3(1): 3, January 1, 2002. (Associated General Contractors of Indiana).

Korman, Richard. 2002."Improved Work Practices Flow from ‘Natural Inventors.’ " ENR, July 1, p. 14. (UMLowell ergonomics Bright Ideas)

Kurta, Lawrence. "Construction Sites - The Ultimate Industrial Hygiene Challenge". The Turning Point, 2(3):1-3, April 2002. RTS Consulting, Canada.

"Speaking with Pete Stafford". Compliance Magazine, February 2002, pp. 4,6.  


2001

"Deaths from Aerial Lifts in Construction". Safety News (National Electrical Contractors Association), September 2001, 1-4.


2000

"Why Are So Many Construction Workers Being Electrocuted?" Safety News (National Electrical Contractors Association), August 2000, 1-3.

"A Changing Focus for CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training", Construction Safety News. Summer 2000, 23-25. (Construction Safety Council)


1999

Pleasure, Robert J. "Setting a ‘Ground Up’ Agenda for Construction Safety and Health". Safety Perspectives column. Safe Workplace. Spring 1999, 34-35.


1998

"Cheap, Lightweight Unit Can Reduce Risky Welding Fumes". Construction Safety News, Spring 1998, 13.

"CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training: Research & Resource for Risk Reduction". Safety News. December 1998. Bethesda , Md. : National Electrical Contractors Association newsletter.

"Crane Changes". Hard Hat, Spring 1998, 31. (Small study press release)

Karr, Al. "Construction Industry Builds Safer Workplaces". Safety and Health, 157(2): 34, February 1998. (Assistance from WMD project)


1997

"Back Injuries". Construction Job Hot Sheet. Wilmington , N.C. , October 1997 (Hazard alert).

Barnhard, John. "Repetitive Stress Injuries Among Roofers". The Journeyman Roofer & Waterproofer, July-August-September, 1997, 11 (Roofers report input)

Bertrand, Kate. "Construction Workers Build Upon Safety with Ergonomics". Today’s Supervisor (National Safety Council). October 1997, 12-13.

"Construction Noise". N.A.A.C.W. Construction Job Hotsheet. Wilmington , N.C. , Sept. 1997 (Hazard alert)

Ergonomics. USF+G Insurance handbook, based largely on Schneider and Susi AIHA article and CPWR Ergonomics checklist. 1997.

Goldberg, Mark, and Stephen Levin. "Ambient Air Monitoring Provides Critical Information for Workers". Lead Detection and Abatement Contractor, June, 1997,. 13-14.

Melius, James M. "Protecting workers from Lyme disease". OH&S Canada, July/August 1996, 14-15. OSHA Group Considers Need for Better Job Site Restrooms. Oregon Tradeswomen Network (newsletter), December 1997. (Impact article reprint)

"Solvents". Construction Job Hotsheet. Wilmington , N.C. , November 1997 (Hazard alert)

"Welding Fumes and Gases: Safety Tip of the Month". N.A.A.C.W. Construction Job Hotsheet. August 1997. (Welding hazard alert card reprint)


1996

Perspective on Ergonomics. ACGIH Today!, August 1996. (WMD project)


1995

Medicine, 27:195-205, 1995. Looks at five leading causes of death and primary occupations


1994

"Ergonomics in Construction". ASSE Construction Division Newsletter, Winter 1994, 11-12.

Schneider, Scott. "Ergonomics in Construction", NCA Newsletter, Oct.-Dec.1994, 3-4. (National Constructors Association) (WMD)

"Worked to Death". Houston Chronicle series on construction safety and health, 1994. (CPWR staff assistance).