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The NIOSH construction safety and health research program. Executive summary.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2007 Jul; :1-13
Construction workers and employers build our roads, houses, and workplaces and repair and maintain our nation's physical infrastructure. The work is done under changing conditions involving inherently hazardous tasks and circumstances such as work at height or in excavations or around heavy machinery. Construction workers have high rates of work-related injuries and deaths in comparison with other industry sectors. For example, construction experiences the largest number of fatalities of any sector and while construction represents about 8% of the American workforce, construction workers experience about 22% of fatal injuries nationwide. Working with industry and labor partners to address safety and health issues for construction workers has been the focus of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Construction Program for the last 17 years. This "Evidence Package" report presents an overview of the Program and its activities, outputs, and impacts over the last decade for evaluation by the Construction Research Program Evaluation Committee assembled by the National Academies.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Confined-spaces; Road-construction; Tunnel-workers; Tunneling; Excavation-equipment; Noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Electricity; Electrical-workers; Electrical-safety; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Hearing-loss; Hearing-conservation; Hearing-protection; Skin-diseases; Skin-disorders; Lead-compounds; Asphalt-fumes; Welding; Construction-Search
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