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Ultraviolet Radiation From the Sun

Exposure to the sun’s UV rays poses a health risk to the eyes and skin of construction workers and others who work outdoors; here’s how to protect...

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....

Respirators

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

Ergonomic Hazards for Each Trade

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

Hazard Alert: Lyme Disease in Construction

Construction workers who work outdoors, especially in the Northeast, stand at risk of contracting Lyme disease from tick bites....

Hazard Alert: Construction Noise

A hazard alert card describing the noise levels generated by construction equipment and steps to reduce the risk of hearing loss....

Hazard Alert: Safe Work with Power Saws

A hazard alert detailing major occupational dangers associated with power saws and methods to mitigate them....

Hazard Alert: Lead in Construction

Hazard alert card describing potentially dangerous lead exposure in construction and how workers can avoid such exposure....