Oregon OSHA Construction Depot

Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

May 22, 2013

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New publication from The Center for Construction Research and Training

The Construction Chart Book

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) just released the fifth edition of "The Construction Chart Book: The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers." The 142-page book includes statistics on all facets of the U.S. construction industry. The safety and health section includes new information on worker exposure to safety and health hazards, including falls, respiratory problems, and noise.

The new edition also includes charts and topics not covered in previous editions, including green construction, employment projects, unemployment and re-employment rates, risks of falls, respiratory hazards, and hearing loss by trades.

Find out more about the Construction Chart Book and download the fifth edition on CPWR's Construction Chart Book webpage.

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But remember: the information in this newsletter is intended to highlight safe work practices, but it does not replace Oregon OSHA workplace safety and health rules.

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