Manually lifting and moving heavy materials on job sites can result in soft tissue injuries. These types of injuries cost business billions of dollars and are a leading cause of disabling injuries in the construction industry. Best Built Plans (bestbuiltplans.org) provides contractors and workers with practical tools to plan for safe materials handling including training materials for workers and contractors. (See article “It’s Time to Stop the Pain: Preventing Overexertion Injuries,” CFMA Building Profits – The Magazine for Construction Financial Professionals).
The original Best Built Plans program lead to the development of – and is included in – a new, more comprehensive ergonomics training program for workers. Learn more at https://www.cpwr.com/research/research-practice-library/construction-ergonomic-research-solutions.