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Lives in the Balance: Immigrants and Workers at Elevated Heights at Greatest Risk in Construction

A comprehensive review of construction site inspections in New York State found that OSHA safety standards are routinely violated. Covers the types of...

NIOSH HHE: US Roofing Contractors, Philadelphia

Results of a NIOSH study evaluating exposures to 4,4’-Methylene-bisphenyl isocyanate (MDI) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during a roof insta...

Investigation of the Viability of Designing for Safety

A study investigating the viability of addressing construction worker safety and health in a project’s design, including a literature review, examin...

An Analysis of Fatal Events in the Construction Industry 2003

Descriptions of the 707 fatal events inspected by OSHA resulting from accidents which occurred in construction during calendar year 2003....

An Analysis of Fatal Events in the Construction Industry 2002

Descriptions of the 719 fatal events inspected by OSHA resulting from accidents which occurred in construction during calendar year 2002....

NIOSH Worker Health Chartbook, 2004: Excerpts

An excerpt from a chartbook that includes figures and tables describing the magnitude, distribution, and trends of the Nation’s occupational injurie...

Protecting Tuckpointing Workers from Silica Dust: Draft Recommendations for a Ventilated Grinder

Describes draft recommendations for use of ventilated grinder to reduce dust during tuckpointing and describes field trials using these devices....

Making OSHA Inspections More Effective

This study proposes some alternative methods to improve enforcement by OSHA in the construction industry. Includes current procedures, proposed proced...

Occupational Injuries among US Construction Workers Treated at the George Washington University Emergency Department, 1990-97

This report profiles injury tracking of emergency room visits to George Washington University Hospital, from 1990 through 1997. Includes information o...

Compactor Overturns and Rollover Protective Structures

This study examined government investigation reports of work-related deaths and injuries in 1986- 2002 to learn the public health implications of a wi...