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Hazard Alert: Construction Noise

A hazard alert card describing the noise levels generated by construction equipment and steps to reduce the risk of hearing loss....

Asbestos in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Asbestos describes how construction workers may be exposed to airborne asbestos, how this can endanger them, and how they ca...

Unsound Conditions: Work-Related Hearing Loss in Construction, 1960-75

1999 study of hearing loss among construction workers based on a sample covering 1960-1975....

OSHA's Focused Inspection Program in Construction - Journeyman Technical Information Paper 1

In a guide aimed at contractors and workers, a CPWR researcher explains OSHA’s focused/partial inspection program targeting the major construction w...

Reducing Sprains and Strains In Construction Through Worker Participation

A manual to guide contractors in using worker input to design a program for reducing strains and sprains on the job. Uses examples from scaffold erec...

Construction Ergonomics Checklist

A review of tools, tasks, and work postures common on construction worksite to guide your effort to identify and mitigate ergonomic hazards....

Safeguarding Health in Construction Work

Of historical interest: 1942 speech by industrial hygienist discussing dangers of welding fumes and asbestos fibers....

Abnormalities Consistent with Asbestos-Related Disease Among Long-Term Demolition Workers

A 1994 study of New York demolition workers documenting significant indirect evidence of unhealthy occupational exposure to airborne asbestos....

The More We Learn, the More Things Stay the Same: Notes on a Pioneer in Occupational Safety and Health

1942 remarks by an industrial hygienist show that concerns about welding fumes and airborne silica reach back more than seven decades....