- Message from the Co-Chairmen (Summer, 2005)
- Birthday Cards Encourage Use of Wellness Benefits
- Aging Process Spurred by Weight Gain
- Health Care Cost Containment Focus Shifts to Quality Care
- Hispanic Influx Invokes Response
- Contention over Ergonomics has Deep, Historic Roots
- OSHA Enforcement Attacked and Undermined
- Intertraffic North America
Message of the Co-Chairmen (Summer, 2005)
In this issue of LIFELINES, we look into some topics of concern in the construction industry.
One is OSHA enforcement. Some observers think voluntary approaches are all that is needed, and they would weaken OSHA’s capacities in this regard. We look at a new study of OSHA inspections in
A related issue that sparks considerable debate is the best approach to enhancing safety and health as the construction workforce includes more and more non-English speakers. As we announce the translation of our health alerts into Spanish, we look at some of these perspectives.
Another contentious issue is voluntary standards in construction. We examine the roots of the unsuccessful battle to adopt an ergonomic standard, and we review the much more positive outcome that appears to be shaping up for a noise standard.
Less contentious are the other two articles in this issue. Everyone agrees that something needs to be done to control the spiraling cost of health care in the
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