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Finns Tie a Disease, Asbestos Exposure

Researchers in Finland have found that retroperitoneal fibrosis, a rare disease, may be caused by exposure to asbestos....

Workers' Compensation is Awarded to Welder who has Parkinson's Disease

1997 article about a rare worker’s compensation award for Parkinson’s disease for a welder exposed to manganese....

Cheap Lightweight Unit Can Reduce Risky Welding Fumes

Article highlighting how cheap portable Local Exhaust Ventilation units can reduce exposure to welding fumes....

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...

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: Lyme Disease in Construction

Construction workers who work outdoors, especially in the Northeast, stand at risk of contracting Lyme disease from tick bites....

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...

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....