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Providing safety and health protection for a diverse construction workforce: issues and ideas.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-140, 1999 Jun; :1-14
Construction work appeals to many people. It offers varied assignments, a chance to work outdoors, good pay and a sense of accomplishment. Over the next 10-15 years, the 'face' of the construction industry will change. Its workforce will become more diverse. It will include more women workers and workers with different backgrounds and experiences. This pamphlet addresses the health and safety issues found in such a diverse workforce.
Construction-industry; Women; Reproductive-hazards; Sexual-discrimination; Harassment-sexual; Occupational-safety-programs; Construction-Search
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-140
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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