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Lumber and Building Material Dealer Industry
The lumber and building material dealer industry provides goods and services to home building and professional contractors. General safety and health issues exist in the industry including recordkeeping, ergonomic stress, warehousing, powered industrial truck safety and machine guarding.
The lumber and building material dealer industry is not addressed in specific OSHA standards.
Hazards and Solutions
Provides a list of references regarding hazards and possible solutions common to lumber and building material dealer industries.
Safety and Health Programs
Provides references to assist in developing a safety and health program for the lumber and building material dealer industry.
Provides links and references to additional resources related to the lumber and building material dealer industry.
- Grocery Warehousing - Ergonomics. OSHA eTool. Identifies hazards and solutions that apply to the lumber and building material dealer industry, although it was developed for the grocery warehousing industry.
- Lockout-Tagout Interactive Training Program. OSHA eTool. Includes a tutorial explaining the Lockout/Tagout standard in a question and answer format, a list of Hot Topics discussing major issues related to the standard, and seven interactive case studies.
- Machine Guarding. OSHA eTool. Focuses on recognizing and controlling common amputation hazards associated with the operation and use of certain types of machines.
Workers have the right to:
- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA's rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
For additional information, see OSHA's Workers page.
How to Contact OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.