The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIOSH Construction Program provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by systematically gathering information, conducting targeted scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products, solutions and services tailored to meet construction needs. In collaboration with industry and labor partners and stakeholders, we are dedicated to improving safety and health conditions for all construction workers. The information contained in this CD-ROM was produced by NIOSH and can be used by professional organizations, construction user groups, contractor associations, construction worker unions, and others to learn more about injuries, illnesses, disorders, and prevention solutions and recommendations relevant to construction. Much information is available to construction stakeholders through internet resources such as the NIOSH webpage and the electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health (eLCOSH). However, construction work is primarily done in the field and internet access is not yet at the stage where it is available at every construction worksite. Ready access to hard copies of publications can also be challenging in the field. We have developed this CD-ROM as a way to provide you with quick and easy computer access to a large number of NIOSH publications related to construction. It provides access to all NIOSH generated construction publications from 1977 to 2008 that address various traumatic injuries, health hazards, and musculoskeletal disorders affecting construction workers. Each NIOSH publication is provided in PDF format. Note that the CD-ROM does not include general NIOSH publications, copies of peer-reviewed construction articles, or construction publications developed by NIOSH supported extramural researchers. Also, several NIOSH information products were not available as PDF files and while these products have been included as links, an internet connection is needed to access them. For example, construction fatality investigation reports conducted by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program. Such links are included in the following: Section 1 (sub-heading in Excavation and Training Highway Work Zone Safety, Nail Gun); Section 2: (sub-headings under Chemical and Dust Hazards, Noise, Solvents, and Welding); Section 3: (sub-heading in Vibration); and in Sections 4; Section 5; and Section 6. We hope this product provides a convenient way for you to access NIOSH Construction publications.
Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-materials; Work-practices; Work-environment; Confined-spaces; Electrocutions; Excavation-equipment; Road-construction; Road-surfacing; Motor-vehicles; Asbestos-removal; Asphalt-fumes; Noise; Dusts; Lead-dust; Lead-compounds; Silica-dusts; Solvents; Solvent-vapors; Welding; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Vibration