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Ergonomics Training Programs and Resources

Construction workers are at high risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), such as strains, sprains, carpal tunnel, and back injuries, due to the physically demanding nature of the work they perform. CPWR’s ergonomics community of practice is focused on advancing the use of evidence-based interventions designed to reduce WMSDs, engaging stakeholders in addressing barriers to use of these interventions, and identifying new research needs.   

Significant research has been done on the work activities that create a risk for WMSDs. The following training materials, research and online resources can help reduce the risk and prevent injuries.


Training Materials & Toolbox Talks

Best Built Plans – Comprehensive Ergonomics Training Program – This program and related planning resources were developed to reduce risks associated with manually lifting and moving materials, including strain and sprain injuries.

 

Equipment & Tools Resulting from Research

Solutions from NIOSH’s Mining Division with application for construction:

Research

A. Current CPWR Projects Underway:

B. ​Completed Research:

CPWR Reports

Online Resources

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