Hazards

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Jan 14, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Asphalt Fumes

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asphaltfumes/

Over a half-million workers are exposed to fumes from asphalt, a petroleum product used extensively in road paving, roofing, siding, and concrete work. Health effects from exposure to asphalt fumes include headache, skin rash, sensitization, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat and eye irritation, cough, and skin cancer.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2011
Fall Protection in Residential Construction

http://www.osha.gov/doc/residential_fall_protection.html

Information on residential fall protection directive, questions and answers and fact sheets.

Source: OSHA

Mar 01, 2007
OR-OSHA Topic Page: Fall Protection

http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/fall-protection.aspx

This OR-OSHA Topic Page provides access to OR-OSHA documents and resources addressing fall protection including, rules, program directives, letters of interpretation, publications, fact sheets and videos.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Mar 01, 2007
This fact sheet provided by the SHARP Program at Washington State Department of Labor and Industries addresses hazards and burn prevention related to the use of hot tar in the roofing industry.

http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Research/Files/TarBurnInjuryFacts.pdf

This fact sheet provided by the SHARP Program at Washington State Department of Labor and Industries addresses hazards and burn prevention related to the use of hot tar in the roofing industry.

Source: WA Department L&I

Mar 01, 2007
Reducing Worker Exposure to Asphalt Fumes from Roofing Kettles

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2007-115/

NIOSH examined two engineering controls for reducing exposure to asphalt fumes: fume-suppressing asphalt and after burner and loader systems.

Source: NIOSH

Mar 01, 2007
Reducing Roofers' Exposure to Asphalt Fumes

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-107/

This guide is for roofers and contractors who work with hot asphalt on roofs. The guide lists steps for reducing exposure to asphalt fumes.

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Feb 01, 2006
WorkSafe BC Construction Safety Series - Ladders

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/tools-machinery-equipment/ladders

Ladders are commonly used in a number of industries, and they are a frequent source of injuries in the workplace. For information on choosing, setting up, and working safely from ladders, see the following resources.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Aug 01, 2004
Preventing Falls of Workers through Skylights and Roof and Floor Openings

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-156/#background

This Alert describes five deaths resulting from falls through skylights and roof and floor openings. Recommendations are provided to help prevent similar deaths in the future.

Source: NIOSH