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Airborne Exposures and Ambulatory Peak Expiratory Flow in Drywall Finishers

Personal air sampling of 10 drywall finishers measures exposure to respirable dust, including but not restricted to crystalline silica....

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back, and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1990-1998

An in-depth research study of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in Washington state from 1990-1998 based on worker’s compensation claims....

Deaths and Injuries Involving Elevators and Escalators - A Report of the Center To Protect Workers' Rights

An in-depth report on the causes of injuries and deaths working near elevators and escalators and how to work more safely....

An Investigation of Surface Slip Resistance On Structural Steel

A study designed to measure slip-resistant paints for structural steel in order to prevent falls by structural steel erectors....

Emergency Room Monitoring Shows Traumatic-Injury Hazards

Information on common emergency room visits from construction workers, including plumbers with eye injuries and sheetmetal workers with cuts, as well...

An Analysis of Fatal Events in the Construction Industry 2001

An in-depth analysis of fatal construction incidents in 2001 based on OSHA inspections, including cause of incident and comparisons with previous year...

U.S. Construction Labor Productivity Trends, 1970-1998

Study indicating that technological advances combined with depressed real wages increased construction labor productivity through the 1980s and 1990s....

Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis of Education and Training in the Construction Industry

This report reviews Return-On-Investment (ROI) to education and training in the construction industry and makes recommendations for the further develo...

A Performance Goal for Construction Safety and Health

CPWR researcher proposes a national goal of fewer than three deaths per 200 million man-hours of work in the US construction industry. The goal is bas...

Small Engines Produce Hazardous Levels of Carbon Monoxide

Discussion of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning when using gasoline-powered pressure-washers inside buildings. Poisonings occurred in several cases even...