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Post-Traumatic Stress

Article describing how to identify and address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in witnesses of a traumatic construction accident....

Ergonomics Class Popular with Operating Engineers

Article describing an education program teaching workers how to identify ergonomic hazards by their bodily symptoms....

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....

Workers' Compensation is Awarded to Welder who has Parkinson's Disease

1997 article about a rare worker’s compensation award for Parkinson’s disease for a welder exposed to manganese....

Cheap Lightweight Unit Can Reduce Risky Welding Fumes

Article highlighting how cheap portable Local Exhaust Ventilation units can reduce exposure to welding fumes....