The Construction Chart Book 4th Edition

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CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Summary Statement

A broad collection of tables and charts covering health and safety in the U.S. construction industry, as well as considerable economic and training data.


ABLES Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance
ACD Allergic contact dermatitis
ACS American Community Survey
AIMS Apprenticeship Information Management System
ATUS American Time Use Survey
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BED Business Employment Dynamics
BLL Blood lead level
Bureau of Labor Statistics
BMI Body Mass Index
CBP County Business Patterns
CES Current Employment Statistics
CFOI Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services
CHAMPVA Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPS Current Population Survey
CSEC Construction Sector of the Economic Census
dBA Decibels; A-weighted
DOL U.S. Department of Labor
EBRI Employee Benefits Research Institute
EBSA Employee Benefits Security Administration
EC Economic Census
ECI Employment Cost Index
General contractor
GDP Gross Domestic Product
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPD Hearing protection device
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
ILO International Labour Organization
Internal Revenue Service
ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification
JOLTS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
MEPS Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Micrograms per deciliter
MSD Musculoskeletal disorder
NAICS North American Industry Classification System
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NCS National Compensation Survey
NDI National Death Index
NEC Not elsewhere classified
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHIS National Health Interview Survey
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NORMS National Occupational Respiratory Mortality System
OES Occupational Employment Statistics
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OTI OSHA Training Institute
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PFT Pulmonary Function Test
PMR Proportionate mortality ratio
SBO Survey of Business Owners
Standard Industrial Classification
Standard Occupational Classification
SOII Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
TLV Threshold Limit Value
TWA Time Weighted Average
VIP Value of Construction Put in Place series
WMSD Work-related musculoskeletal disorder

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