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Sep 27, 2018
Construction workers are uniquely at risk for heroin overdoses, study finds

http://www2.philly.com/philly/health/addiction/construction-workers-at-risk-for-heroin-opioid-overdoses-cdc-20180824.html

This article discusses unique substance use and abuse within the construction industry.

Source: The Inquirer

Feb 27, 2018
Solutions for Tree Care Hazards

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3940.pdf

OSHA’s new resource, Solutions for Tree Care Hazards, highlights common hazards in the tree care industry, and provides safety measures for employers and workers.

Source: OSHA

May 18, 2017
Utility Installation (Underground Utilities)

http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Topics/AToZ/UtilityInstallation/default.asp

Did you know that the most common hazard associated with installing underground utilities is the potential cave-ins associated with the excavation operations?

Source: Washington Labor & Industries

Mar 01, 2016
NIOSH Science Blog: Traumatic Brain Injuries in Construction

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2016/03/21/constructiontbi/

This month's NIOSH Science Blog evaluates the research on traumatic brain injuries among construction workers.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2015
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Compressed Gas Safety (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs09.pdf

The fact sheet provided by Oregon OSHA has been updated, and includes information on safe handling and use, general industrial requirements and more.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 01, 2015
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Powder-actuated tools (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs59.pdf

Powder-actuated tools , also called direct fasteners and explosive actuated fastening tools, use a small, controlled explosion to drive a nail, stud, or other specialized fastener into a solid base material such as steel, concrete, or masonry.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jul 01, 2014
OSHA Topic Page: Demolition: Construction in Reverse, with Additional Hazards.

https://www.osha.gov/doc/topics/demolition/index.html

Demolition work involves many of the hazards associated with construction plus additional hazards due to unknown factors which makes demolition work particularly dangerous.

Source: OSHA

Jun 01, 2014
Workplace Solutions: Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2014-125/pdfs/2014-125.pdf

NIOSH recommends that specific procedures and controls be in place at roadway construction worksites to help prevent injuries and deaths from backing construction vehicles and equipment.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2013
Riesgo eléctrico en la construcción: Información para trabajad ores no el ectricistas (PDF)

http://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/publications/spanish/hazspanelectric.PDF

Alrededor de unos 150 trabajadores de la construcción mueren año tras año a consecuencia de descargas eléctricas, y la mayoría de ellos (unos 90) no son el ectricistas.

Source: CPWR

Oct 01, 2011
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Compressed air piping systems (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs44.pdf

This fact sheet describes requirements for the safe design and use of compressed air piping systems.

Source: Oregon OSHA