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NIOSH Construction Compendium

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

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 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...

Association between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Employment by Industry and Occupation in the US Population: A Study of Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Study

Abstract of a 2002 study showing that employees in construction, agriculture and certain manufacturing sectors are at elevated risk of COPD....

NIOSH Exposure Assessment of Cellulose Insulation Applicators

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation of blown cellulose insulation applicators recommending use of respirators and moistening to reduce dust inhalation...

NIOSH - Respirator Users Notice; Dust/Mist Filsters Approved Under Title 30 CFR, Part 11

NIOSH recommends replacing any respirator produced and approved under 30 CFR Part 11 with filters approved under 42 CFR Part 84....

Fact Sheet for Workers in Secondary Response and Other Supporting Roles

A basic NIOSH fact sheet on respiratory safety for workers assisting in disaster response....

NIOSH Suggested Guidance for Supervisors at Disaster Rescue Sites

Link to NIOSH guidance document for Supervisors at Disaster Rescue Sites, which includes recommendations for a written work plan and safety checklists...

The Absolutely Essential Health and Safety Toolkit for the Smaller Construction Contractor

Link to an HSE publication containing illustrations, brief information about some workplace deaths related to the safety problems, and references to...