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Lifting Materials Can Hurt Your Back

Back injuries are common and expensive, but often avoidable with proper lifting techniques....

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....

Finns Tie a Disease, Asbestos Exposure

Researchers in Finland have found that retroperitoneal fibrosis, a rare disease, may be caused by exposure to asbestos....

US Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual

This manual prescribes the safety and health requirements for all US Army Corps of Engineers activities and operations, with reference to applicable...

Occupational Blood Lead Surveillance Of Construction Workers - Health Programs in Twelve States

A study reviewing the adult blood lead surveillance system used in each of 12 states, with an emphasis on construction workers....

Final Report: An Investigation of Health Hazards on a New Construction Project

A study to assess noise, chemical and ergonomic hazards during construction of the new IAM union headquarters....

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...

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...

Asbestos in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Asbestos describes how construction workers may be exposed to airborne asbestos, how this can endanger them, and how they ca...

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....