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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....

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...

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...

Hazard Alert: Safe Work with Power Saws

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Power Saws details major occupational dangers associated with power saws and methods to mitigate them.Click on the following...

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...