Northern California Engineering Contractors Association

Diesel Exhaust Dangers and Safeguards

On construction sites, mines, and other types of work sites diesel engines are used frequently. Diesel engines power everything from water pumps to heavy equipment that allow for day-to-day activities to be completed efficiently.

While these engines are great tools, precautions need to be taken to protect workers from being over-exposed to diesel exhaust.

Workers exposed to diesel exhaust face the risk of health effects ranging from irritation of the eyes and nose, headaches, and nausea, to respiratory disease and lung cancer.

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