New NIOSH publicatio​n - Simple Solutions for Home Building Workers

25 Jun 2013 10:08 AM | Anonymous

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce the release of Simple Solutions for Home Building Workers: A Basic Guide for Preventing Manual Material Handling Injuries, which is 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.

Simple Solutions for Home Building Workers is are available as web publications for printing or download at

and  This publication is in the public interest and may be freely copied or reprinted. 

This publication was written especially for young and less experienced home building workers.  Original drawings and non-technical language are used to describe manual material handling injury risks and how these risks 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.

A limited number of copies will be printed for distribution to home building industry stakeholders and will be available around July 15, 2013. These can be ordered by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO or on the NIOSH website at

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