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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...

Full Disclosure Required: A Strategy to Prevent Asthma

A number of chemicals are known to cause the onset of asthma and are labeled asthmagens. These chemicals are common ingredients of many interior finis...

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...

Chemicals and Health: Free Online Course from Johns Hopkins

This free course of six sessions from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health runs from Sept. 15 until Oct. 27, 2014. It covers chemicals...

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...

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...

Gloves used in construction

Many construction firms now require workers to wear gloves to prevent dermatitis and cuts....

Giving Effective Toolbox Talks

This short Laborers' newsletter article describes 13 key elements for creating a toolbox talk that can make a difference on a construction site. The L...

Chemical Safety, Health Care Costs and the Affordable Care Act

This article provides an overview of chemical use and regulation in the United States and makes a case for passing the Chemical Safety Improvement Act...