Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Lumber and Building Material Dealer Industry

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Hazards and Solutions

The following is a list of references regarding hazards and possible solutions common to lumber and building material dealer industries.


Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)

Lumber and building material dealers are often involved in the delivery of products to construction sites which may include unloading materials using a forklift. Therefore, it is important for these operators to receive training on the safe operation of forklifts at construction sites.


Manual Lifting/Material Handling

Hazardous Materials

Customer Assistance (including cutting to size)

Machine Guarding


Hazard Communication


Ergonomic Stress

Workplace Violence

Outdoor Activities

Slips and Falls

Motor Vehicles

Other Resources



Fire Safety

Personal Protective Equipment

Evacuation Plans and Procedures

  • Evacuation Plans and Procedures. OSHA eTool. Helps small, low-hazard service or retail businesses implement an emergency action plan, and comply with OSHA's emergency standards.

First Aid


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