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Mortality Among Sheet Metal Workers Participating in a Respiratory Screening Program

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) was formed in 1985 to examine the health hazards of the sheet metal industry in the U.S....

Selection of Commercially Available Portable Local Exhaust Ventilation to be Evaluated for Effectiveness in Controlling Worker Exposures to Welding Fumes in Construction

This study was conducted by the CPWR Welding Pact, which collected data for 81 mobile and 54 portable local exhaust ventilation units for capturing we...

Welding Fume Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)Evaluation: the Eurovac II Welding Portable LEV System

The Eurovac II portable local exhaust ventilation system (LEV) was selected as one of the most promising systems for testing by the CPWR Welding PACT....

Asbestos-related cancers and respiratory diseases among sheet metal workers

Abstract: Researchers followed a cohort of 17,345 individuals with 20 or more years in the trade, identifying the cause of death in order to examine o...

Welding Fume Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)Evaluation: the Lincoln Electric X-Tractor Portable LEV System

This report is from a project called AIMS (Adoption of Innovations to Minimize Fumes and Dusts in Construction) that uses an industry partnership to s...

Welding Fume Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)Evaluation: the Trion AirBoss One-Man Portable LEV System

Following an extensive review of commercially available portable local exhaust systems (LEVs) for welding fume, the Welding Partnership for Advancing...

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...

U.S. workers remain at risk from potentially deadly paint-removers

This article on the science blog, The Pump Handle, highlights the hazards of paint removers, adhesive removers and prepaint products that contain meth...