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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...

Lead Poisoning

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Lead Poisoning describes potentially dangerous lead exposure in construction and how workers can avoid such exposure. Click...

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...

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...

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...

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....

OSHA's Focused Inspection Program in Construction - Journeyman Technical Information Paper 1

In a guide aimed at contractors and workers, a CPWR researcher explains OSHA’s focused/partial inspection program targeting the major construction w...

Reducing Sprains and Strains In Construction Through Worker Participation

A manual to guide contractors in using worker input to design a program for reducing strains and sprains on the job. Uses examples from scaffold erec...

Safeguarding Health in Construction Work

Of historical interest: 1942 speech by industrial hygienist discussing dangers of welding fumes and asbestos fibers....