Construction Program

May 2016
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2016-136
Cover page for publication 2016-136

What are our priorities?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Construction Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia. The program focuses on these areas:

  • Preventing injuries and fatalities related to falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolds
  • Reducing hearing loss among construction workers
  • Reducing silicosis morbidity and mortality among construction workers
  • Promoting safety culture and climate in the construction industry

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