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Sealed ducts

This duct has been sealed to prevent dust and fungal spores from getting into the HVAC system. This building is working towards LEED silver, which req...

Worker Exposure to Silica During Hydraulic Fracturing

This OSHA-NIOSH Hazard Alert is based on recent NIOSH field studies that show workers may be exposed to dust with high levels of respirable crystallin...

The Campaign to End Silicosis

Sadly, the effort to update OSHA's silica dust regulation, first issued in 1971, is not done more than 15 years after this campaign began. Each year,...

Silicosis Described

Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhalation of dust that contains free crystalline silica. Overexposure to dust that contains microsco...

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: A Primer for Public Health

This guidance document came out of NIOSH-sponsored workshops in September 2009 and June 2012 on the use of workers’ compensation data for occupation...

Gloves used in construction

Many construction firms now require workers to wear gloves to prevent dermatitis and cuts....

Hand washing station

Good hand hygiene on construction can prevent dermatitis. Permanent structures, like this, with soap dispensers can be effective in reducing exposure...

Truck suppressing road dust

Suppressing road dust on large projects is an important part of a site safety program....

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day. Around the world, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and the number is expected to increase due to t...

Toolbox Talk: Silica

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Silica addresses the risks associated with tasks that involve disturbing materials common at construction sites, such as san...