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Noise and Hearing Loss

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Noise and Hearing Loss describes the noise levels generated by construction equipment and steps to reduce the risk of hearin...

Unsound Conditions: Work-Related Hearing Loss in Construction, 1960-75

1999 study of hearing loss among construction workers based on a sample covering 1960-1975....

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...

Implementing Lead-Safe Work Practices for Steel Structures

This 1995 survey of state DOTs identified extensive use of lead-based paint to protect steel bridges, and recommended policies to reduce worker exposu...

Reducing Sprains and Strains In Construction Through Worker Participation

A manual to guide contractors in using worker input to design a program for reducing strains and sprains on the job. Uses examples from scaffold erec...

Construction Ergonomics Checklist

A review of tools, tasks, and work postures common on construction worksite to guide your effort to identify and mitigate ergonomic hazards....

Lyme Disease Prevalence Among Construction Workers On Long Island, New York

Study of Lyme disease identifying elevated risks outdoor construction workers in Long Island NY....

Safeguarding Health in Construction Work

Of historical interest: 1942 speech by industrial hygienist discussing dangers of welding fumes and asbestos fibers....

Crane Related Deaths in the U.S. Construction Industry, 1984-94.

A study of crane-related deaths in the US construction industry between 1984 and 1994....

The More We Learn, the More Things Stay the Same: Notes on a Pioneer in Occupational Safety and Health

1942 remarks by an industrial hygienist show that concerns about welding fumes and airborne silica reach back more than seven decades....