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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...

Ironworkers, OSHA Agree: Change Penalty and Save Firm

After an Ironworker fell to his death OSHA, the contractor and the union agreed to a reduced penalty combined with an improved safety program....

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....

Man-Made Fibers May Cause Cancer

Although manufactured insulation fibers are sold as a safe alternative to asbestos, some studies suggest a possible cancer risk....

Finns Tie a Disease, Asbestos Exposure

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

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....

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...