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CPWR Resources on Latino Workers, Young Workers, and Small Businesses in the Construction Industry (January 2015)

This is a summary of resources on employment and health and safety issues for Latino workers, young workers, and small businesses. Each item has a des...

OSHA's Final Confined Space standard for Construction

OSHA is adding a new subpart to provide protections to employees working in confined spaces in construction. This new subpart replaces OSHA's one trai...

Mechanic Killed Pouring Gasoline on Fire

This Oregon FACE toolbox talk is about a 37-year-old field mechanic who died when he tried to stoke a warming fire with gasoline. The recommendations:...

Model Silica Specifications for Masonry Grinding, Cutting and Sawing

These specifications were created by a national advisory group of researchers, contractors, labor organizations and government that came out of a long...

An Evaluation of Silica Exposure Controls for Tuckpointing: Hilti VC40-U Vacuum with Hilti DC-EX Dust Guard and Hilti Grinder

This report describes the results of an evaluation of a tuckpointing dust control system consisting of a Hilti VC40-U vacuum, a Hilti DC-EX shroud, an...

Wear layered clothing

To ward off cold working construction in winter, wear several layers of clothing....

Wear gloves on cold days

Keeping the hands warm is critical on cold days to prevent frostbite....

The Impact of IIPP Policies on Statewide Injury Rates May 2014 in U.S. Construction

This report was funded by CPWR under its Small Studies Program. The authors examined an important claim by OSHA that Injury and Illness Prevention Pro...

The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Fall 2013 – Summer 2014

This report captures noteworthy events in occupational health and safety during the year from August 2013 through July 2014 in the U.S. The authors in...