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Health hazards in construction: AIHA resources aimed at company owners, leaders

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Falls Church, VA — New resources from AIHA are intended to educate construction company owners and leaders on worker health hazards, including exposure to heat, excessive noise and air contaminants.

The free resources include an infographic, a web search tool to find nearby occupational health and safety professionals, and a pair of AIHA’s guidance documents:

 

“Efforts to reduce health hazards typically lag behind those for safety hazards on many construction worksites,” Janet L. Keyes, chair of the AIHA Construction Committee and principal at Chess Inc., said in a recent press release. “Safety gets more attention because injuries and safety hazards are easier to recognize. If an injury occurs, it typically happens right on the site. Health hazards tend to be much less observable and can be even more damaging to a person and the organization.”

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