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Mortality Among Sheet Metal Workers Participating in a Respiratory Screening Program

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) was formed in 1985 to examine the health hazards of the sheet metal industry in the U.S....

Asbestos-related cancers and respiratory diseases among sheet metal workers

Abstract: Researchers followed a cohort of 17,345 individuals with 20 or more years in the trade, identifying the cause of death in order to examine o...

Smoking Among Workers: By the Numbers

This poster was created for Workers' Memorial Day 2014 by NIOSH. It shows that construction leads all sectors in the percentage of workers who smoke (...

Construction Workers Recall Working Around Asbestos

This is clipped from a 1978 film which provided an explanation of asbestos, the dangers it poses to our health, and the importance of precautionary me...

Bagging Asbestos Fibers

This clip shows the asbestos bagging operations after the mining and milling of the asbestos-containing ore at the Cassiar Asbestos Company's asbestos...

Application of Built Up Asbestos Roofing

Until the 1980s in the US, asbestos was a popular material in industrial, commercial and construction applications. Asbestos typically found its way i...

Asbestos in building construction

This was clipped from the 1959 film, Asbestos a matter of time, by the US Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior. For more information about a...

Dr. Irving Selikoff Pioneering Asbestos Disease Researcher

Dr. Irving J. Selikoff was a remarkable physician and scientist who contributed to knowledge in several areas of medicine, including asbestos-related...

Uses of Asbestos: Examples from the 50s and 60s

Clips showing uses of asbestos products in the 1950s and 1960s taken from government and industrial films. The films are available from the Internet...