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Preventing injuries when working with hydraulic excavators and backhoe loaders.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-107, 2003 Nov; :1-4
Workers who operate or work near hydraulic excavators and backhoe loaders are at risk of being struck by the machine or its components or by excavator buckets that detach from the excavator stick. NIOSH recommends that injuries and deaths be prevented through training, proper installation and maintenance, work practices, and personal protective equipment.
Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Construction-equipment; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Training; Safety-practices; Construction-Search
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-107
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division