Builders should pay close attention to the following hazards as they are often the most frequent cited federal OSHA construction standards.
- Duty to have fall protection
- General scaffold requirements
- Fall protection training requirements
- Hazard communication
- Eye and face protection
- Head protection
- Aerial lifts
- Specific excavation requirements
- General safety and health provisions
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offers an extensive library of materials to help builders and trade contractors train their workers to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions on the job, and comply with OSHA regulations. Find the toolkit here. For more information about dealing with OSHA’s stepped-up enforcement and increased penalties, please visit the NAHB website.
To help members stay in compliance, the Texas Association of Builders has created the Texas Model Construction Safety Program and Jobsite Safety Standards Package. TAB’s Model Safety Plan and training webinar will provide you with comprehensive guidelines to help you train your employees regarding their responsibilities and to help you establish good safety procedures and systems for recordkeeping required by OSHA.
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