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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....

Finns Tie a Disease, Asbestos Exposure

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

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...

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: Safe Work with Power Saws

A hazard alert detailing major occupational dangers associated with power saws and methods to mitigate them....

CPWR Hazard Alert: Welding Fumes and Gases

This CPWR Hazard Alert reviews the exposures created by welding, cutting and burning and the health effects they cause. It also recommends control mea...

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...