Construction Safety Resources

NAHB Resources

OSHA Inspection Toolkit: Provides builders and trade contractors with important information on dealing with OSHA’s stepped-up enforcement and increased penalties.

OSHA Recordkeeping Toolkit: Learn more about OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation and your responsibilities as an employer.

HAZCOM Toolkit: Resources to help builders understand and comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) standard.

Fire Protection and Prevention Toolkit: Provides detailed information for a fire protection and prevention program at the jobsite throughout all phases of construction, repair, alteration or demolition work.

Safety Program Toolkit: Builders and trade contractors are required by OSHA to institute and maintain a company program of policies, procedures, and practices to protect their employees from, and help them to recognize job-related safety and health hazards.

Safety Training Toolkit: Resources to help builders and trade contractors train workers on OSHA requirements such as fall protection, electrical safety and trenching.

BuilderBooks: Easy-to-use handbooks and videos that present key safety issues builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries. Discounts available for members!

OSHA Resources

OSHA Construction eTool: Contains information that helps workers identify and control the hazards that cause the most serious construction-related injuries. They are grouped under the following headings: electrical incidents; falls; struck-by; trenching and excavation.

Prevention Videos (v-Tools): These are 2-4 minute long videos demonstrating how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. The videos may be used for employer and worker training. Each video presents: 1) A worksite incident based on true stories that resulted in worker injury or death, and 2) Corrective actions for preventing these types of incidents.

Nail Gun Safety: Provides safety information on the use of nail guns. Nail gun injuries are common – one study found that 2 out of 5 residential carpenter apprentices experienced a nail gun injury over a four-year period. Injuries resulting from use of nail guns hospitalize more construction workers than any other tool-related injury.

Plan. Provide. Train.: Three Simple Steps to Preventing Falls

Posters and Publications: Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by the Department of Labor (DOL) require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. DOL provides free electronic copies of the required posters.

IDOL Resources

For more than a decade, the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) and the Indiana Builders Association (IBA) have maintained an alliance to achieve an exemplary safety and health culture.  IBA members have priority scheduling consideration for onsite consultation services through INSafe, the education and outreach arm of the IDOL. INSafe also offers programs and services that educate and assist employers in safety compliance.  To receive free information and training on residential construction safety, please complete the INSafe Consultation Request Form.

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