This book is a product of CPWR’s Data Center: Xiuwen (Sue) Dong, DrPH, principal author; and Xuanwen Wang, PhD, and Rebecca Katz, MPH, co-authors. Gavin West, MPH, CPWR, and Bruce Lippy, PhD, CPWR, were contributing authors. Christina Trahan Cain, CIH, CPWR Executive Director, and Rosemary Sokas, MD, MOH, CPWR Interim Deputy Director, served as internal reviewers and provided input and support for this edition, along with other CPWR staff. Eileen Betit, CPWR Research to Practice Director, Sharretta Benjamin, CPWR Communications Coordinator, and Clayton Sinyai, PhD, CPWR Communications Research Manager, coordinated publication and dissemination.
We greatly appreciate the contribution of Christine Branche, PhD, Principal Associate Director, and Director, NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health; Scott Earnest, PhD, Deputy Director, NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health, and Coordinator of NORA Construction Sector; and Sharon Chiou, PhD, NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs, for their thorough review and constructive comments; Tom Kriger, PhD, Director of Research, NABTU, and Peter Philips, PhD, Professor of Economics, University of Utah, for their invaluable review and input; and Alissa Fujimoto, MA, for her careful review, feedback, and editing.
For reviewing selected text and charts, we wish to thank John Balmes, MD, University of California, San Francisco; Sherry Baron, MD, MPH, Queens College; Anila Bello, ScD, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Dhimiter Bello, ScD, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Cihan Bilginsoy, PhD, University of Utah; Ann Marie Dale, PhD, MSD, Washington University in St. Louis; Angela Delano, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau; Linda Forst, MD, MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago; David Fosbroke, BS, MSF, NIOSH; Matt Gillen, MS, CIH, NIOSH (retired); Jennifer Hess, PhD, University of Oregon; Laurel Kincl, PhD, Oregon State University; Douglas Myers, ScD, West Virginia University; Michael Reich, U.S. Census Bureau; Knut Ringen, DrPH, CPWR Senior Scientific Advisor; Jeffrey Waddoups, PhD, University of Nevada at Las Vegas; Gregory Wagner, MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; David Wegman, MD, MPH, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; and David Weissman, MD, NIOSH.
For providing direct information or data review, we thank Carey L. Peters, PhD, Executive Director, Construction Labor Research Council; Darrin Adams and David Bonauto MD, MPH, Washington Department of Labor and Industries (LNI); Walter Alarcon, MD, and Rebecca Tsai, PhD, Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES), NIOSH; Ibraheem Al-Tarawneh, PhD, Michael Lampl, MS, Steven Naber, and David Robins, AAS, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC); Stephen Bertke, PhD, and Steven Wurzelbacher, PhD, Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS), NIOSH; Winifred Boal, MPH, James Boiano, MS, CIH, Jia Li, MS, and Sharon Silver, MS, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (DSHEFS), NIOSH; Timothy Bushnell, PhD, Office of the Director, NIOSH; Joe Coble, ScD, CIH, Office of Technological Feasibility, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); John Dement, PhD, Duke University; Alexander Jordan, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor (DOL); Ryan Farrell, Economist, Thomas Moehrle, Economist, Henry Reeve, Economist, and Aisha Spencer, Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); Bill Perry, OSHA; and Keith Taylor, Data Coordinator, Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
This Chart Book includes a signiﬁcant amount of information provided by a number of sources. We are indebted to the assistance provided by staff at the U.S. Census Bureau, BLS, Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed), ETA DOL, NIOSH, OSHA, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
We would also like to thank the members of CPWR’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB) under the leadership of chair Erich J. (Pete) Stafford, former Executive Director of CPWR, for assistance in planning and guidance on the contents of this book. TAB members include Eula Bingham, PhD, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Medical School; Letitia Davis, ScD, Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Denny Dobbin, MSc, CIH, Environmental Advisor, Chapel Hill, NC; Mark Fullen, EdD, CSP, Safety and Health Extension, West Virginia University; Steven Hecker, MSPH, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon; James Melius, MD, DrPH, Administrator, New York State Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund; Melvin Myers, MPA, University of Kentucky; Melissa Perry, ScD, MHS, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University; and Harry Shannon, PhD, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University. Dobbin, Fullen, Hecker, Melius, Perry, Shannon, and Stafford also served as reviewers.
Publication layout was performed by Sharretta Benjamin, CPWR. Proofreading by Sarah Wood. Cover design by Carlton Creative.