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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 19–22, 2017
Paper Number: ASSE-17-753
... Session No. 753 Rounding Up the Last Cowboys: Using Positive Reinforcement to Get Construction Workers Involved in Your Safety Effort David M. Sims, Sr., Executive Vice President The Bill Sims Company, Inc. Irmo, South Carolina Introduction Construction workers have a reputation as independent...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ASSE-16-562
... operational safety us government hazard health & medicine construction fall prevention campaign nora construction sector council construction worker Session No. 562 Examining a Decade of NORA for the Construction Sector: Success or Failure? Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., FACE Principal Associate...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ASSE-16-738
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2015
Paper Number: ASSE-15-509
.... Depending on the trade, one study of more than 1300 noise measurements indicated approximately 70% of the construction workers had a full shift time weighed average (TWA) exposure at or above the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) of 85 dBA. About...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2015
Paper Number: ASSE-15-604
... require overexertion manual task consumer health health & medicine safety practitioner human factors maximum acceptable weight weight constant construction worker prevention lifting task Session No. 604 Psychophysical and Demographic Changes Require Rethinking Ergonomic Strategies...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-542
... chose goals to target intramural and extramural construction research efforts. Construction Program Goals for Intramural Research Strategic Goal 1: Reduce Construction Worker fatalities and serious injuries caused by falls to a lower level. Strategic Goal 3: Reduce fatal and serious injuries...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-677
... in the future. This article will discuss issues that safety professionals must be ready to address when working in either of these types of facilities. symptom sewage bloodborne pathogen health & medicine medical facility infection exposure construction worker wwtp health care facility osha...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-726
... to most people in the construction industry. The ideal of hard, physically demanding work still precipitates throughout the industry. This physically demanding work is almost a rite of passage, and the old school hardened construction workers may not always be excited to see an easier way to do a task...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-537
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-720
... of jobs, ease of entry, relatively high income, and limited need for experience and English literacy (Jaselkis et al, 2008). In the United States, construction workers face higher work-related injuries rates than workers in other industries (Jorgensen et al. 2006). Construction also ranks among the five...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-A1
... Introduction Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and injuries are prevalent and account for a considerable proportion of human suffering and economic burden to the nation. Back strains and sprains are the most common disabling injuries for construction workers. Overexertion...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-729
... by seven states in the United States, where this training is mandatory for employees performing certain construction activities. construction work construction worker osha construction standard maintenance safe work practice industry standard construction project construction activity...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-778
..., the construction industry has experienced a large change in demographics. The number of Latinos in the U.S. has increased steadily to comprise 25% of the construction industry. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, in 2006, there were nearly three million Latino construction workers...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-779
... Introduction One of the most physically demanding tasks that commercial construction workers perform is overhead drilling of holes into concrete or metal ceilings (Rosecrance 1996; NIOSH 2002; Miranda 2008; CPWR 2008). The job involves standing on a ladder or in a scissor lift, holding a 2–4...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-650
... in the economy, the construction workers will be moving on to other industries and fewer people will be looking at construction as a viable option in trade and vocational schools. The last two years is an example of how quickly things can change for one industry. Where a shortage of labor force was once an issue...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-694
... It is estimated that there are 100,000 union and non-union construction workers in New York City. Small companies with less than 10 people typically hire undocumented immigrants, most of whom do not speak English and are non-union workers. Data from OSHA indicates that 68% of construction...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-790
... as a manufacturing plant. The construction code, CFR1926.21-23, has one set of requirements for construction workers who enter these spaces, and the general industry code, CFR1910.146, has quite another. When the two types of workforces meet, and when even the permit-required confined spaces code does not protect...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-694-EN
... documentation, limited need for English literacy, and the availability of jobs. Between 1980 and 2000, the number of construction workers who identified themselves as Hispanic quadrupled to 1.4 million, or 17% of wage-and-salary workers (CPWR 2002). As the number of Hispanics working in construction increases...

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