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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...

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 ...

Best Practice Engineering Control Guidelines to Control Worker Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica during Asphalt Pavement Milling

This guidance is the results of ten years of collaborative research through the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership, which is coordinated by NA...

Field Guide for Controlling Silica Dust Exposure on Asphalt Paving Machines

This four-page guidance contains a review of dust controls that are now available on half-lane and larger asphalt pavement milling machines as the res...

An Evaluation of Silica Exposure Controls for Tuckpointing: DustControl 2900c Vacuum with the ICS Dust Director Shroud and Bosch Grinder Model 1775E Conducted November 14-15, 2012

The results of an evaluation, in a controlled setting, of a tuckpointing dust control system consisting of a Bosch model 1775E grinder, a Dust Directo...

Model Silica Specifications for Masonry Grinding, Cutting and Sawing

These specifications were created by a national advisory group of researchers, contractors, labor organizations and government that came out of a long...