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Building and Construction


Henk Vandermolen
Email: h.f.vandermolen@amc.uva.nl

Ann Marie Dale
Email: adale@dom.wustl.edu

Scott Schneider, MS CIH
Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
905 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: +1 202-628-5465
Fax: +1 202-628-2613
Website: http://www.lhsfna.org
Email: schneider@lhsfna.org

Contact Henk Vandermolen for more information or to join this Technical Committee
Email: h.f.vandermolen@amc.uva.nl


  1. To stimulate research and best practices in construction ergonomics
  2. To stimulate the publication of scientific articles in the area of construction ergonomics
  3. To support a network of experts, who work partly or completely for the construction industry in any of the sub fields of ergonomics
  4. To participate and/or organize collaborative events for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to share recent results of projects, focussing on:

    • effectiveness of ergonomic measures
    • effectiveness of implementation strategies (e.g. knowledge dissemination, adoption of ergonomic measures, commitment of stakeholders like architects, principals, main contractors)
This TC focuses on human factors in the construction industry, which is affected by a high incidence of musculoskeletal disorders, injuries and fatalities worldwide. Reflecting the international nature of the problem, ergonomists and researchers participate from all over the world. The TC organizes a triennial symposium at the IEA Congresses.

2007 Building and Construction Report

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2015 Annual Report for Building and Construction

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Action Plan

Activities Description Responsible Milestones
1. Systematic literature review
Assessment effectiveness of interventions to prevent injuries
Inclusion of studies Dec 2006
Cochrane review 2007
2. Publication of scientific studies
Special issue American Journal of Industrial Medicine
ICOH scientific committee of occupational health in the construction industry
2008 for the special issue
Ongoing process with respect to other publications
3. Discussion group on Yahoo for construction ergonomics
Everyone can join the group, send/post messages and start discussion
Scott Schneider
Dec 2008
Ongoing process
4. Symposium
Presentation of research papers and discussion on several topics
According to IEA 2009 timeline
Multi sessions on Ergonomics in Building & Construction at the IEA Congress 2009