Construction Safety Resources

IBA-IDOL Alliance

The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL), Indiana Builders Association (IBA) and its members agree to work together to achieve an exemplary safety and health culture.  The 2-year agreement, signed March 17, 2014, grants priority scheduling consideration for onsite consultation services to IBA members through INSafe, the education and outreach arm of the IDOL. INSafe does not impose fines.  INSafe offers programs and services that educate and assist employers in safety compliance.  To receive free information and training on residential construction safety, please schedule an INSafe consultation by completing the online request form.

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

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