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Falls in construction: A deadly hazard

Between 2003 and 2013, falls were the leading cause of death in the construction industry, resulting in more than 3,500 fatalities, according to OSHA. During that time, falls from roofs made up roughly 34 percent of the deaths – all of which were preventable.
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Construction safety group aims to raise awareness of RF radiation exposure

Silver Spring, MD – The Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR), together with the Roofing r2p Partnership and the RF Radiation Work Group, have developed the Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Awareness Program for the Construction Industry, intended to inform employers and labor organizations about the risks of radiofrequency radiation.
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Construction safety group updates jobsite safety climate workbook

Silver Spring, MD – Noting that partnerships between construction management and employees “are most effective when they exist within a positive safety climate,” the Center for Construction Research and Training, also known as CPWR, has updated its workbook, "Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators."
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Elevating work platforms

Commonly used in the construction industry, elevating work platforms are a valuable tool for workers who need to work at height. But as with any machinery, EWPs must be operated correctly to keep workers safe.
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Staying safe in construction

As work picks up, construction firms must do their part to keep injuries down
A recent survey shows that more than 70 percent of construction firms expect to add to their workforce in 2016. As the construction market heats up in many sectors, what can employers do to help keep construction workers – particularly new or inexperienced workers – safe?
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