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Emergency Plan

Every site should have an emergency plan that informs workers where to go in case of an emergency. A map is an easy way to communicate exit routes and...

Drinking water in the shade

OSHA recommends that, on a hot job, workers drink a liter of water over one hour, which is about one cup every fifteen minutes. The agency's program...

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight heats up the body and can lead to heat-related illnesses even if workers aren't involved in strenuous labor....

Drinking water on a hot job

One of the best ways to avoid heat-related illnesses on a construction job is to drink plenty of water, particularly at the beginning of the summer wh...

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...

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:...

Full Disclosure Required: A Strategy to Prevent Asthma

A number of chemicals are known to cause the onset of asthma and are labeled asthmagens. These chemicals are common ingredients of many interior finis...

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...

Wear layered clothing

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