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The Construction Chart Book 4th Edition

A broad collection of tables and charts covering health and safety in the U.S. construction industry, as well as considerable economic and training da...

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

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Lyme disease focuses on construction workers who work outdoors, especially in the Northeast, and their risk of contracting L...

Fumes and Gases

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Fumes and Gases describes the exposures created by welding, cutting and burning and the health effects they cause. It also r...

Skin Problems in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Skin Problems in construction lists problems caused by exposure of skin to wet concrete, solvents, and adhesives, and advice...