Prevention through Design (PtD)
Construction Workplace Design Solutions. OSHA encourages design professionals to incorporate safety in design to facilitate safe construction, as far as possible. PtD has the potential for reducing injuries and fatalities at construction sites by incorporating features during the design phase that will enhance constructability. PtD will result in fewer delays in construction due to injuries, and savings in workers compensation premiums. Employers should have a system in place where safety and health professionals work with design engineers in "designing out" hazards throughout the design phase of their products.
- Alliance Program Construction Roundtable.
- NIOSH Prevention through Design (PtD)
- Preventing Falls from Heights through the Design of Embedded Safety Features. Workplace Design Solution.
- NEW Buy Quiet web resources. A Spanish version is also available. Prevention initiative which encourages companies to design, purchase or rent quieter machinery and tools to reduce worker noise.
OSHA Safety and Health Topics
Provides access to selected occupational safety and health information. The subjects of these pages include information specific to construction workplace hazards.
OSHA Construction Publications, Fact Sheets, QuickCards
An alphabetical listing of OSHA publications, guidance documents, fact sheets, quickcards, posters, and more.
OSHA Construction Articles and Other Documents and Publications
Provides links to articles published in OSHA's "Job Safety and Health Quarterly" magazine and other public documents.
- Workers' Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction (PPT). Looks at workers' compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations, ladders and scaffolds for construction workers in roofing and carpentry. The data are collected from insured employers in 38 states, a group which comprises approximately 1/3 of total workers' compensation benefits.
- OSHA Construction Alliances. Provides a listing of signed alliances specific to construction, each providing information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety.
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