Respiratory protection is not well practiced in the construction industry that’s why respiratory hazards are very common at the construction worksites. The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked respiratory diseases as the leading causes of death and disability in the world. The Center for Construction, Research, and Training (CPWR) reported that construction trade workers had a higher percentage of deaths from diseases of the respiratory system than their white-collar counterparts (13.4% against 8.9%). In addition to physical suffering, the annual costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the nation from medical bills and absenteeism alone were $36 billion in 2010, and...
Category: Respiratory Protection
gas masks and respirators for protection from hazards
The construction industry’s work zone hazard curve can be flattened by observing strict adherence to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as slated by OSHA