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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:...

Toolbox Talk: Construction Worker Dies When He Leans Out of the Protective Cage of a Skid Steer Forklift and is Crushed

This Oregon-FACE toolbox talk is about a 32-year-old skidsteer operator who died after being crushed by a lift assembly while leaning out of his forkl...

FY15 Fatalities and Catastrophes To Date

This spreadsheet was produced by OSHA containing fatalities and catastrophes the agency recorded in Fiscal Year 2015 though January 16, 2015. The spre...

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...

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....

Working in the cold

When working in cold weather, wear a hat that covers the ears, but fits under a hard hat....

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...