NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Toolbox talk: materials handling: drywall.

Authors
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Source
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20044157
Abstract
Almost every construction project involves installation of drywall for interior walls. Workers who handle drywall sheets are at high risk of overexertion and fall injuries. The weight and bulkiness of drywall can worsen any bending, twisting, turning or lifting motions and cause serious injury.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Safety-measures; Manual-lifting; Manual-materials-handling; Materials-handling; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Biomechanics; Posture; Physical-capacity; Physical-stress
Contact
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Publication Date
20140313
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-009762; M042014
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Toolbox talk: materials handling: drywall
State
MD
Performing Organization
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division