BBP Comprehensive Training Program

Non-Specific Ergonomics Research

Trade Specific:

Drywall & Ceiling Installation


  • Hunting KL, Welch LS, Cuccherini BA, Seiger LA [1994]. Musculoskeletal symptoms among electricians. Am J Ind Med;25:149-163. View abstract.

Floor Installation

  • Dale AM, Ryan D, Welch L, Olsen MA, Buchholz B, Evanoff BA [2015]. Comparison of Musculoskeletal Disorder Health Claims Between Construction Floor Layers and a General Working Population. Occupational Environmental Medicine; 72(1):15-20 doi:10.1136/oemed-2014-102313. View abstract.
  • McGaha J, Miller K, Descatha A, Welch L, Buchholz B, Evanoff B, Dale AM [2013]. Exploring physical exposures and identifying high-risk work tasks within the floor layer trade. Applied Ergonomics, November 22. Epub ahead of print. View abstract.
  • Opening the Black Box: Evaluating an Ergonomics Program for Floor Layers, Step by Step (2013). View abstract or Key Findings.
  • Developing and Testing of Ergonomic Tools for Tile Setters Work (2000)

Masonry – Brick, Block, Stone, Cement, & Terrazzo

Operating Engineering – Heavy Machinery

  • Zimmerman CL, Hatiar KM, Cook TM [1998]. A comparison of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among operating engineers in the United States and Slovakia. Cent Eur J Occup Environ Med;4:232-246. View abstract.
  • Zimmerman CL, Cook TM, Rosecrance JC [1997]. Operating engineers: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and the trade. Appl Occup Environ Hyg;12:670-680. View full article.

Road, Railway, & Bridge Construction

  • Highway and Bridge Construction Drilling (2009 – 2014)
  • Worker Fatigue: Managing concerns in rapid renewal highway construction projects (2010)
  • Buchholz B, Paquet V, Wellman H, Forde M [2003]. Quantification of ergonomic hazards for ironworkers performing concrete reinforcement tasks during heavy highway construction. AIHA J (Fairfax, Va);64:243-250. View abstract.
  • Moir S, Paquet V, Punnett L, Buchholz B, Wegman D [2003]. Making sense of highway construction: a taxonomic framework for ergonomic exposure assessment and intervention research. Appl Occup Environ Hyg;18:256-267. View abstract.
  • Buchholz B, Paquet VL [1998]. Reducing ergonomic hazards during highway tunnel construction: A case study of a tunnel ceiling panel assembly operation. In: Rice V, ed. Ergonomics in Clinical Practice. Newton, Mass: Butterworth-Heinemann. (CPWR Library)


  • Welch LS, Hunting KL, Haile E and Boden L [2010].  Musculoskeletal and Medical Conditions among Construction Roofers – A Longitudinal Study. Amer J Ind Med 53(6):552-60. View abstract.
  • Welch LS, Hunting KL, Haile E and Boden L [2009]. Musculoskeletal Disorders among Construction Roofers: Physical Function and Disability. Scan J Work Env Health 35:56-63. View abstract.
  • Welch LS, Hunting KL, Haile E and Boden L [2008]. Musculoskeletal and Medical Conditions among Construction Roofers, Work, 31:377-386. View abstract.
  • Measurement Strategies in the Application of Guidelines for Manual Materials Handling in Scaffolding (2000)
  • Reducing Sprains and Strains in Construction through Worker Participation: A Manual for Managers and Workers with Examples from Scaffold Erection. Koningsveld, Ernst A.P., Peter Vink, Isle J.M. Urlings, and Annelise M. de Jong. 1998 View full article.

Non-Trade Specific: