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Safety+Health

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April 2017

Volume: 195
Edition: 4

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As construction work increases, so do dangers

Firms focus on training, education to protect new workers under tight deadlines
Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, resulting in the deaths of nearly 1,000 workers every year. Most of those fatalities involve one of the "Focus Four" hazards. As the industry experiences another boom and the workforce grows, safety pros are focusing on training and engagement.
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Exploring occupational asthma

Substituting, removing exposures key to protecting workers
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that as many as 2.7 million U.S. workers may have asthma caused or aggravated by workplace conditions. And federal statistics show that about 11 million workers are exposed to at least one of several agents associated with occupational asthma.
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