Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that works to prevent work-related illnesses, injuries, and death. OSHA enforces workplace safety regulations and inspects worksites to ensure that they are in compliance with federal law. Visit the links below to learn more about the workplace hazards faced by construction workers, as well as how to prevent unnecessary accidents and injuries from occurring on construction sites.
- OSHA Violations: The three most common construction site OSHA violations involve scaffolding, grounding, and excavations. Learn more about the dangers these violations can create for construction workers, as well as OSHA requirements that are designed to keep employees safe on the job.
- Construction Accident Prevention: Review accident prevention and safety practices that should be implemented on construction sites in order to reduce the risk of injuries to workers. Specific information regarding ladder safety, fall prevention, and hazard communication is featured.
- Dangerous Construction Equipment: Browse this article to learn more about the heavy equipment used on construction sites. Derricks, hoists, and bulldozers are among the types of heavy machinery that put construction workers at risk for serious injuries every day and should only be operated by properly trained employees. When equipment is defective, the risk for injury and accidents is greatly increased.
- Report Unsafe Working Conditions: Learn how to file a complaint with OSHA in the event that there are unsafe conditions at your workplace. The frequently asked questions section will help you understand what information must be included in the complaint, as well as the way that OSHA handles complaints.