NIOSH Writes Booklet for Home Construction Workers

Written with younger and less experienced workers in mind, it is a guide to preventing manual material handling injuries.

NIOSH has released "Simple Solutions for Home Building Workers: A Basic Guide for Preventing Manual Material Handling Injuries," a booklet also available in Spanish as "Soluciones Simples: Para los Trabajadores de la Construcción Residencial: Guía Básica Para Prevenir Lesiones en el Manejo Manual de Materiales." It is available as a web publication for printing or download at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-111/ and http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/niosh/docs/2013-111_sp/, and the agency said the publication is in the public interest and may be freely copied or reprinted.

Drawings and non-technical language are used to describe manual material handling injury risks and how they can be reduced and/or eliminated for certain activities.

"Home building is physically demanding work and manual material handling may be the most difficult part of the job. These activities increase the risk of painful strains and sprains and more serious soft tissue injuries. This booklet provides basic information about readily available work practices and equipment that can help both new and experienced workers, contractors, and builders prevent serious manual material handling injuries," according to the agency.

A limited number of copies will be printed for distribution to home building industry stakeholders and will be available around July 15. To order, call 800-CDC-INFO or visit http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/niosh.aspx.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • The 4 Stages of an Incident Investigation

    So, your workplace has just experienced an incident resulting in the injury or illness of a worker. Now what? OSHA recommends that you conduct investigations of workplace incidents using a four-step system.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Industry Safe

Free Whitepaper

Stand Your Ground: A Guide to Slip Resistance in Industrial Safety Footwear

This white paper helps to clarify this complexity, so you can better navigate the standards and better ensure the safety of your employees.

Download Now →

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2019

    November/December 2019

    Featuring:

    • GAS DETECTION
      Redefining Compliance for the Gas Detection Buyer
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Don't Trip Over the Basics
    • VISION PROTECTION
      What to Look for in Head-to-Toe PPE Solutions
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Effective PPE for Flammable Dust
    View This Issue