Research Overview

CHEP is a special research program of The Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Mount Sinai has been a leader in occupational health research for many years and has made important discoveries about asbestos and lead hazards in the building trades. Today, research efforts are focused on finding solutions to occupational health problems in construction.

Construction stakeholders - contractors, workers, unions, owners, insurance companies and public health organizations - actively participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of research projects. The CHEP research program is supported through a cooperative agreement between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Center to Protect Workers' Rights.

Current research projects include:

  • Blueprint for Controlling Health Hazards in Construction
  • Assessment of silica control technology during concrete demolition
  • Substitution controls for solvents
  • Survey of medical surveillance programs in construction


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