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Without adequate safety and health policies in place, jobsite injuries are inevitable. Find out about OSHA standards for job sites, and how to avoid accidents and injuries.

Best Practices [Back to Top]

General recommendations and accepted practices

25 Most Often Cited OSHA Standards for Construction and Remodeling
Fall Protection Training
Vehicles in Work Zones Present Many Hazards
Winter Construction Safety
Workers Should Take Precautions in Cold Weather

Performance Reports & Case Studies [Back to Top]

Evaluation of how products and systems perform in real life applications

Is Fiberglass Exposure a Carcinogenic Risk to Humans? This report investigates the carcinogenic risk of fiberglass exposure to humans.
Worker Exposures to Airborne Lead during Residential Remodeling Activities - Results of Five Site Visits 5 case studies that monitored worker exposure to airborne lead during residential remodeling activities.

Questions & Answers [Back to Top]

Frequently asked questions, answered by home building professionals

Are there safety concerns with using space heaters to keep my workers warm in homes under construction during the winter months?
How can I learn about hazards of worker exposure to toxic substances in building materials?
I do safety training for some builders and wanted to know specifically about propane tanks and whether or not they are required to be inside or outside. Where would I go for more information on this?
I have a jobsite safety program already in place, and I’m getting ready to implement a quality assurance program. Should the two be treated as separate programs or can I make them both work together?
I need to design fall protection up to 5,000 lbs. Will a light-gauge steel truss support this load?
What are the rules regarding fall protection on jobsites?
What should I be doing to ensure the safety of my employees on the jobsite?

Web Links [Back to Top]

Recommended Web resources for additional information