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Safe work with power saws: hazard alert.
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
Silver Spring, MD: The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, 2001 Sep; :1-2
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.
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
Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO: CPWR, Suite 1000, 8484 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Safe Work with Power Saws: Hazard Alert
Center to Protect Workers' Rights
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division