Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Sealant, Waterproofing, and Restoration Industry

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Contractors, manufacturers, architects, project engineers and others engaged in the sealant, waterproofing, and restoration business are exposed to a wide range of hazards. The issues of greatest concern to the industry relate to lead and silica exposures, poor scaffolding, improper fall protection, and confined space entry.

OSHA Standards

OSHA requirements for the sealant, waterproofing, and restoration industry are addressed in specific OSHA standards for Construction.


Hazards and Solutions

Provides references that aid in recognizing and controlling hazards in the workplace.


Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to the sealant, waterproofing, and restoration industry.


Workers' Rights

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.

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