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An Effective Respiratory Program

Description of a respiratory protection program, including when a respirator is needed, medical evaluations, types of respirators and how to select th...

Air Purifying Respirators in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Air Purifying Respirators in Construction looks at the types of air purifying respirators, how to determining whether you n...

Man-Made Vitreous Fibers

Man-made mineral fibers (MMMF) - glass, ceramic, rockwool and slagwool - are used for heat and sound insulation, sometimes to replace asbestos. MMMF c...

The Work Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report, 2002

Link to NIOSH’s WORLD Surveillance Report, which provides some data through 1999 for construction workers related to asbestosis, asthma, chronic obs...

Surveillance of Respiratory Diseases Among Construction and Trade Workers at Department of Energy Nuclear Sites.

Medical screening programs for workers at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear sites have found increased risk for lung problems, depending on year...

Health and Safety Executive Short Videos on Construction Hazards

Link to a series of videos concerning near-misses and work-related hazards in construction and other industries. The quick-loading one-minute videos...

EPA & NIOSH Warn Homeowners and Workers about Asbestos Hazard from Vermiculite Insulation

EPA and NIOSH post an official warning that vermiculite insulating material has sufficient asbestos content to pose a health hazard when disturbed....

NIOSH Construction Compendium

One-page summaries of over 100 NIOSH-supported construction safety and health research projects in 2002....

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classe...

NIOSH Update: New Leads for Lung Disease Prevention Offered in NIOSH Study That Charts Areas of High Prevalence

Summary of results from a 2002 NIOSH study showing that employees in construction, agriculture and certain manufacturing sectors are at elevated risk...