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Keywords:

  • construction workers;
  • ergonomics;
  • injury rates;
  • occupational fatalities;
  • workers' compensation;
  • occupational medicine;
  • public policy

Abstract

Decision makers from the construction industry, labor unions, government, and academia met in Washington, DC, July 18 to 22 to focus for the first time as a group on the work-related safety and health problems of construction workers. The National Conference on Ergonomics, Safety, and Health in Construction drew more than 750 participants, including experts in economics, engineering, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, insurance, public health, public policy, and occupational and rehabilitative medicine.