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OSHA Has Not Been Inspecting Sites of Many Big Construction Contractors

David Weil reports that many of the nation's largest construction contractors had not been inspected in recently by OSHA....

Lifting Materials Can Hurt Your Back

Back injuries are common and expensive, but often avoidable with proper lifting techniques....

Workers Lose Benefits When Prevailing Wage Laws are Cut

Study showing that health care benefits for construction workers dropped immediately after repeal of state prevailing wage laws....

Weak Wage Laws can "Injure" You

University of Utah researchers find that states having strong prevailing wage laws reported 16% fewer injuries and illnesses than states having no law...

US Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual

This manual prescribes the safety and health requirements for all US Army Corps of Engineers activities and operations, with reference to applicable...

Occupational Blood Lead Surveillance Of Construction Workers - Health Programs in Twelve States

A study reviewing the adult blood lead surveillance system used in each of 12 states, with an emphasis on construction workers....

Final Report: An Investigation of Health Hazards on a New Construction Project

A study to assess noise, chemical and ergonomic hazards during construction of the new IAM union headquarters....

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....

Hazard Alert: Skin Problems in Construction

Hazard alert card listing problems caused by exposure of skin to wet concrete, solvents, and adhesives, and advice for protecting oneself from such ex...

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...