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News Release USDL: 97-16
Firday, January 17, 1997
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151

OSHA/National Association Of Home Builders Offer Handbook On Worker Safety For Residential Construction

To help residential builders work safely, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have developed the "Jobsite Safety Handbook."

The 26-page booklet offers a pictorial guide to safe work practices in residential construction. Using easy-to-understand language, the booklet explains what builders must do to comply with OSHA requirements for the most hazardous activities in home building. Photographs and drawings illustrate the way to perform common tasks safely and avoid hazards often found at residential building sites.

Topics covered include employee training, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, stairs and ladders, scaffolds, fall protection, roof work, excavations and trenching, tools and equipment, vehicles, electrical safety and fire prevention. The booklet represents the first cooperative effort between NAHB and OSHA.

A limited number of single copies of "Jobsite Safety Handbook" are available free from OSHA regional offices. The booklet also may be purchased from the NAHB, 1201 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, telephone (800) 368-5242, ext. 226. OSHA also plans to put the booklet on its Internet site (http://www.osha.gov/) under "Publications."


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