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Not An Accident: Preventable Deaths 2015

This report is released to mark Workers’ Memorial Week, a remembrance of those who have lost their lives at work. The event is observed nationwide â...

U.S. workers remain at risk from potentially deadly paint-removers

This article on the science blog, The Pump Handle, highlights the hazards of paint removers, adhesive removers and prepaint products that contain meth...

Welding Fume Data Entry Sheet

This spreadsheet was created by Mike Harris, Ph.D. CIH of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. Dr. Harris is a welding expert and is sharing this industrial hygiene...

Mold Problems after Flooding

Over one million people were forced from their homes in the Midwest as a result of flooding in 1997. After the flood waters receded, mold growth insi...

The Campaign to End Silicosis

Sadly, the effort to update OSHA's silica dust regulation, first issued in 1971, is not done more than 15 years after this campaign began. Each year,...

Silicosis Described

Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhalation of dust that contains free crystalline silica. Overexposure to dust that contains microsco...

Spray Painting Hazards and Air Line Respirator

A conflict between industrialization and worker health developed in the painting industry during the early 1900s with the introduction of the spray ma...

Trench Collapse Hazard

The danger of a worker being buried in a soil collapse has been known for many years. But in the US and around the world, workers continue to die and...

Painting Health Hazards and Their Control

This is from the 1984 NIOSH video, Dual Protection (14 minutes), an excellent training tool that is still relevant today, 25 years later. It explores...

Construction Workers Recall Working Around Asbestos

This is clipped from a 1978 film which provided an explanation of asbestos, the dangers it poses to our health, and the importance of precautionary me...