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Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis of Education and Training in the Construction Industry

This report reviews Return-On-Investment (ROI) to education and training in the construction industry and makes recommendations for the further develo...

A Performance Goal for Construction Safety and Health

CPWR researcher proposes a national goal of fewer than three deaths per 200 million man-hours of work in the US construction industry. The goal is bas...

Small Engines Produce Hazardous Levels of Carbon Monoxide

Discussion of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning when using gasoline-powered pressure-washers inside buildings. Poisonings occurred in several cases even...

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma During Prospective Surveillance of 1249 Asbestos Insulation Workers, 1963-1974

Abstract of a 1976 study of lung cancer and mesothelioma in a population of union insulators in New York....

Worker Protection Programs in Construction

This report is a global review of worker protection programs in construction in the United States, performed by a firm under contract with OSHA’s Of...

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....

Final Report: An Investigation of Health Hazards on a New Construction Project

A study to assess noise, chemical and ergonomic hazards during construction of the new IAM union headquarters....

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....

Implementing Lead-Safe Work Practices for Steel Structures

This 1995 survey of state DOTs identified extensive use of lead-based paint to protect steel bridges, and recommended policies to reduce worker exposu...

Reducing Sprains and Strains In Construction Through Worker Participation

Scaffold erection work is physically demanding. It requires manual handling, lifting, and carrying of heavy materials and work in awkward postures. As...