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Overview of Toolbox Talks on Ergonomics Developed by Washington University in St. Louis

This overviews provides a background on how Washington University in St. Louis developed this series of six toolbox talks on ergonomics. It also descr...

Simple Solutions for Home Building Workers: A Basic Guide for Preventing Manual Material Handling Injuries

In this 2013 booklet, NIOSH has compiled practical recommendations for avoiding serious material handling injuries through readily available work prac...

Worker Exposure to Silica During Hydraulic Fracturing

This OSHA-NIOSH Hazard Alert is based on recent NIOSH field studies that show workers may be exposed to dust with high levels of respirable crystallin...

New Health Dangers from Lead

This alert from the California Department of Public Health points out that workers can be harmed from levels of lead that were previously considered s...

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: A Primer for Public Health

This guidance document came out of NIOSH-sponsored workshops in September 2009 and June 2012 on the use of workers’ compensation data for occupation...

Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress

This NIOSH Fast Facts handout reviews the health problems caused by working in the cold and provides the symptoms of and first aid for hypothermia, fr...

Construction Dust

This factsheet from the Health and Safety Executive of the United Kingdom tells employers what they need to know to prevent or adequately control co...

Preventing Work-related Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)

This California Department of Public Health factsheet describes the very real risks of Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis). When the top 2 to 12 inches...

St. Louis Audit of Fall Risks, July 2011 Revision

This comprehensive audit tool for fall risks was revised in 2011. It covers the greatest fall risks during each stage of construction and specifically...

Emergency Response Apps from the National Response Team

Contractors, workers and safety professionals have access to an increasing number of free or relatively inexpensive applications for smart phones that...