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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Worksites

Carbon monoxide given off by fuel powered equipment can be deadly; enclosed spaces with such equipment in use must be vented to the outside....

Leg Partially Severed by Forklift Prong

Case summary of an accident in a produce warehouse in which a worker had his leg severed when struck by a forklift prong....

Using the Jack Hammer Safely

A short guide on how to minimize risk to one’s hands, eyes, ears and lungs while operating a jackhammer....

Lightning Safety

Steps to take to stay safe while working outside during a lightning storm....

Ergonomic Hazards for Each Trade

A summary of typical ergonomic hazards commonly encountered by each of the construction trades....

Respirators

Article offers a brief guide to the types of available respirators as classified by NIOSH and which hazards each is designed to address....

Lyme Disease in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Lyme disease focuses on construction workers who work outdoors, especially in the Northeast, and their risk of contracting L...

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...

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...