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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...

Asthma in Heavy and Highway Construction Workers Exposed to Silica

Reports results of a study of workers involved in tunnel construction, focusing on prevalence of asthma-related symptoms....

The Work Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report, 2002

Link to NIOSH’s WORLD Surveillance Report, which provides some data through 1999 for construction workers related to asbestosis, asthma, chronic obs...

Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries From Vehicles and Equipment

A comprehensive study of fatalities and injuries in highway workzones and a set of measures that can be taken to reduce them....