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Don't Chew Wire Coatings : The Plastic May Contain Lead

A case study of an electrician who had a high level of lead in his blood that turned out to be a result of chewing on plastic coatings on electrical w...

Construction Has High Rate of Muskuloskeletal Claims

A summary of a study on musculoskeletal injuries in different industries, including information on injuries by trade and type of work...

Army Corps Sets a Standard on Construction Ergonomics

Describes the standards that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been using for the Prevention of Cumulative Trauma....

Harvard Studying Asphalt - Work Risks

A short description of a study being conducted to assess the risks of working with asphalt...

Construction Declares War on Highway Work Zone Carnage

Describes fatalities in roadway workzones, a case study and steps that are being taken to reduce them including a national safety awareness week and a...

Ailments Pose Dilemma for Workers' Comp.

Describes several workers who suffered debilitating diseases but have been unable to get workers’ comp in Texas. Part of a collection. Click on the...

Hazards of Working Electrical Equipment Hot

An explanation of the dangers of working on electrical equipment when the power is on, and some of the reasons people give for not turning it off....

Deadly Trades

Discussion of a nine-month investigation by the Houston Chronicle that found that some, and perhaps many, of the deaths, illnesses and injuries in the...

Work Injuries, Illnesses also Watched by OSHA

A newspaper article talking about the fact that there are often violations in construction companies on reporting of injuries and deaths, skewing the...

Trenching is a Dangerous and Dirty Business

Describes the dangers of trenching on how following OSHA regulations can help save lives...