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Step 4: Develop a Jobsite Safety and Health Program
OSHA's construction standards require construction employers to have accident prevention programs that provide for frequent and regular inspection of the jobsites, materials, and equipment by competent persons designated by the employers. See 29 CFR 1926.20(b).
NOTE: OSHA's Construction Focused Inspection Policy recognizes the efforts of responsible contractors who have implemented effective safety and health programs, and encourages other contractors to adopt similar programs. Contractors who have implemented effective programs are eligible for focused inspections, should they be visited by an OSHA inspector. Focused inspections, which are narrower in scope than comprehensive inspections, target the leading construction hazards. See Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry.
For help in developing a program:
- Use an online tool. OSHA Construction eTool: Safety & Health Program Component
- Find more help to create your own program. OSHA eTool: Safety and Health Management Systems
- Request a free on-site consultation. OSHA On-site Consultation Program
- OSHA is developing Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines that will replace the 1989 guidelines.