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A Tree Feller Dies When Struck By a Tree Limb While Felling a Fire-Damaged Tree

A 21-year-old male tree feller, working from a bucket truck as part of a small tree-felling crew, died when struck by a large tree limb he had just cu...

Construction Worker Killed when Trench Collapsed, Oregon

On May 5, 2016, a 29-year-old construction worker employed by a small excavation contractor was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed and...

Laborer Injured in a Fall When a Portable Platform Ladder Overturned – Massachusetts

On December 12, 2015 a 68-year-old male senior laborer (victim) was seriously injured in a fall while working from a platform ladder. The victim, empl...

A Construction Insurance Industry Perspective for the Craft Professional

Working in Construction can be Dangerous 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Construction Industry 971 Construction Industry Fatalities duri...

Nanotechnology: Assessing Awareness and Training Needs Among California Construction Trades

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the current understanding and use of nanotechnology applications in heavy industrial/commercial construction...

A Pilot Study of Nanoparticle Levels and Field Evaluation of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators on Construction Sites

Submicron ultrafine particles and nanoparticles found in construction dust can be inhaled deeply into the lungs and retained in the lower airways. How...

Field Evaluation of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators on Construction Jobsites for Protection against Airborne Ultrafine Particles

An abstract of a pilot study on Nanoparticle Levels and Field Evaluation of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators on Construction Sites....

3M Recalls 3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Foot Talon™ Self Retracting Lifeline

This recall addresses the defective assembly of a small quantity of 3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Life Line products....

Skin Cancer

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Skin Cancer describes the hazards of working in ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, how to protect yourself, and the si...

Confined Spaces

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Confined Spaces defines what a confined space is, addresses the associated hazards of working in a confined space, and provi...