More Articles for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Building a better highway construction jobsite

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2014

Building a better highway construction jobsite

The brave men and women who don their steel-toed boots and neon green safety T-shirts to build the nation’s highways and byways put their lives on the line every day to create the road systems that motorists may take for ...

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How to protect roadworkers from hearing loss

Patty Vaughan - Sep 17, 2014

How to protect roadworkers from hearing loss

Different levels of noise are all around crewmembers every day on jobsites. However, whenever workers are exposed to some of those sounds for hours on end every day, hearing loss can become a serious problem. Approximately 22 million Americans are exposed to ...

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3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Amy Materson - Jul 09, 2014

3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing a proactive approach to safety is not only vital to protecting your workers and the company’s interest at large, it ...

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VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 04, 2014

VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are expected to take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down this week. Throughout the week-long Stand-Down, employers and workers will pause during ...

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Road Science Tutorial: Many paths to low-energy asphalt mixes

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

Road Science Tutorial:  Many paths to low-energy asphalt mixes

In-plant foamed asphalt processes grow in popularity as producers, contractors and agencies embrace warm mix asphalt By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Warm mix asphalt (WMA) is created by mixing a solid chemical compound additive with hot mix asphalt in the plant. Except ...

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