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Eye injuries in construction: hazard alert.

Authors
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
Source
Silver Spring, MD: The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, 2004 Dec; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20039443
Abstract
In construction, more than 10,600 eye injuries each year force workers to miss work. Construction has a much higher rate of eye injuries than any other industry. The Hazards: Nails, tiny pieces of metal, splinters, and cut wire ends fly in the air. Mixing of cement, sawing, grinding, and chipping produce dusts and grit. So does heavy machinery moving across a site. Chemicals and welding arc can burn your eyes. If you are not careful, you can hurt your eyes or go blind.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-health; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Hazards; Accident-potential; Tools; Pneumatic-equipment; Pneumatic-tools; Machine-operators; Machine-tools; Grinding-equipment; Grinding-mills; Eye-damage; Eye-injuries; Eye-protection; Eye-protective-equipment; Eye-shields; Eyes; Eyesight; Vision-disorders; Goggles; Personal-protective-equipment; Lost-work-days; Particle-aerodynamics; Particulate-dust; Particulates; Sawmill-workers; Burns; Welders; Welding; Chemical-burns
Contact
Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO: CPWR, Suite 1000, 8484 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
Publication Date
20041202
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U54-OH-008307
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Eye Injuries in Construction: Hazard Alert
State
MD
Performing Organization
Center to Protect Workers' Rights
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