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Safe work with power saws: hazard alert.

Authors
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
Source
Silver Spring, MD: The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, 2001 Sep; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20039608
Abstract
Thousands of workers are seriously injured each year by gas or electric power saws. Some are killed - most by electric shock. The Hazards: You can be badly cut or burned, using a power saw, if you are not careful. You can get sprains and strains and lose your hearing. Grit and dust from using the saws can hurt your eyes. Dust can hurt your lungs. If you dry-cut masonry or stone that has silica in it, you can get silicosis and it can kill you. An electric saw can electrocute you. A gas-powered saw can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and kill you.
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; Power-tools; Hand-tools; Cutting-tools; Mortality-data; Electrical-burns; Electrical-charge; Electrical-conductivity; Electrical-equipment; Burns; Hearing-loss; Noise; Noise-exposure; Ear-protection; Eye-injuries; Eye-irritants; Eye-protection; Lung-irritants; Dust-masks; Dust-particles; Dusts; Personal-protection; Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-system-disorders; Silica-dusts; Gases; Poison-gases; Electrocutions
Contact
Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO: CPWR, Suite 1000, 8484 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 2091
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 14808-60-7; 630-08-0
Publication Date
20010921
Document Type
Other
Funding Amount
1670902
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U02-CCU-310982; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U02-CCU-312014
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Safe Work with Power Saws: Hazard Alert
State
MD; DC
Performing Organization
Center to Protect Workers' Rights
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