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Finns Tie a Disease, Asbestos Exposure

Researchers in Finland have found that retroperitoneal fibrosis, a rare disease, may be caused by exposure to asbestos....

Occupational Blood Lead Surveillance Of Construction Workers - Health Programs in Twelve States

A study reviewing the adult blood lead surveillance system used in each of 12 states, with an emphasis on construction workers....

Noise and Hearing Loss

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Noise and Hearing Loss describes the noise levels generated by construction equipment and steps to reduce the risk of hearin...

Lead Poisoning

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Lead Poisoning describes potentially dangerous lead exposure in construction and how workers can avoid such exposure. Click...

Skin Problems in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Skin Problems in construction lists problems caused by exposure of skin to wet concrete, solvents, and adhesives, and advice...

Asbestos in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Asbestos describes how construction workers may be exposed to airborne asbestos, how this can endanger them, and how they ca...

Unsound Conditions: Work-Related Hearing Loss in Construction, 1960-75

1999 study of hearing loss among construction workers based on a sample covering 1960-1975....

OSHA's Focused Inspection Program in Construction - Journeyman Technical Information Paper 1

In a guide aimed at contractors and workers, a CPWR researcher explains OSHA’s focused/partial inspection program targeting the major construction w...

The More We Learn, the More Things Stay the Same: Notes on a Pioneer in Occupational Safety and Health

1942 remarks by an industrial hygienist show that concerns about welding fumes and airborne silica reach back more than seven decades....

Safeguarding Health in Construction Work

Of historical interest: 1942 speech by industrial hygienist discussing dangers of welding fumes and asbestos fibers....