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Does It Really Work? How to Evaluate Safety and Health Changes in the Workplace

NIOSH guide for how to evaluate whether a change in the workplace improves safety or health for workers. This 2004 booklet uses examples from the nurs...

Can Working with Lead Hurt Children?

NIOSH explains the hazards posed to children of workers who are exposed to lead on the job and bring it home on clothing or in the car. The guidance i...

An Analysis of Fatal Events in the Construction Industry 2000

Descriptions of the 637 fatal events inspected by OSHA resulting from accidents which occurred in construction during calendar year 2000....

An Analysis of Fatal Events in the Construction Industry 1997

Descriptions of the 604 fatal events inspected by OSHA resulting from accidents which occurred in construction during calendar year 1997....

Fatality Narrative: Worker Falls from Roof Through Skylight Opening

An older construction worker fell through a skylight and was killed in 2002, while working on an addition to a house; the report was prepared for the...

NIOSH Alert, Preventing Deaths and Injuries While Compacting or Baling Refuse Material, 2003-124

This NIOSH report is useful for maintenance workers and laborers. It summarizes fatality information from BLS data and from investigations of baling a...

OSHA's "$AFETY PAYS" Program

This is a free, interactive software program from OSHA intended to help employers estimate the direct and indirect costs of an injury or illness and c...

In Their Own Words: Women in the Blue-Collar Construction Trades

Report of a Cornell Study on women in construction, including statistics on demographics, job retainment, and factors leading to success....

Man-Made Vitreous Fibers

Man-made mineral fibers (MMMF) - glass, ceramic, rockwool and slagwool - are used for heat and sound insulation, sometimes to replace asbestos. MMMF c...

Excessive Exposure to Silica in the US Construction Industry

Exposures to respirable dust and silica were investigated among 36 construction sites in the USA. This study indicated that silica exposures are gross...