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OSHA Fact Sheet: OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction

OSHA Fact Sheet provides concise overview of the 2016 OSHA silica standard for construction....

OSHA Fact Sheet: Workers’ Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica: Final Rule Overview

OSHA Fact Sheet provides short overview of both 2016 silica standards, including one for general industry and maritime and one for construction....

Personal Air Sampling for Crystalline Silica Exposure

This PowerPoint was presented on April 14, 2016 to the NASA industrial hygiene community as part of a video teleconference on the new silica standard....

Stop Silicosis

This OSHA video covers the promulgation of the revised silica standard, which was published on Mar 25, 2016. The YouTube video starts with a clip from...

Occupational health risk management in construction: A guide to the key issues of occupational health provision

This document was prepared by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) Health Risks Working Group, which advises the Health and Safety Ex...

A Case-Control Study of Airways Obstruction Among Construction Workers

This paper looks at the contribution of work-related exposures to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among construction workers. The authors...

A Case-Control Study of Airways Obstruction Among Construction Workers: Webinar PPT

This PowerPoint was presented by John Dement during a CPWR webinar to discuss the results of a study of COPD among construction workers. The study was...

Reducing Hazardous Dust Exposure When Cutting Fiber-Cement Siding

This NIOSH guidance recommends practical actions to reduce the risks of silica-related diseases when cutting fiber-cement siding, which can contains a...

The Potential for Beryllium Exposure from Abrasive Blasting Operations using Coal Slag: a Brief Summary of Research Conducted by CPWR

From 2002‐2004, the CPWR - Center for Construction Research and Training set out to compare the potential for worker exposures to airborne toxics, p...

Bending Toward Justice: How Latino Immigrants Became Community and Safety Leaders

This report is from a CPWR-financed collaboration of a New Jersey-based workers’ center called New Labor, researchers at Rutgers University, and imm...