Residential Construction Industry
Millions of Americans are employed in the construction industry, many of which work in residential construction. Many OSHA standards apply to residential construction for the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
Residential construction is addressed in specific OSHA standards for recordkeeping, general industry, and construction.
Safety and Health Programs
Provides references that characterize and further explain safety and health programs.
- Temporary Enforcement Policy for Residential Construction Work in Confined spanish_dictionaries. OSHA Memo, (January 6, 2016).
- Fall Protection in Construction. OSHA Publication 3146, (2015).
- Protecting Roofing Workers. OSHA Publication 3755, (2015).
- Nail Gun Safety. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely | Las caídas desde escaleras pueden ser mortales: Úselas de forma segura (EPUB | MOBI). OSHA Publication 3625, (2015).
- Preventing Falls in Construction. OSHA. Also available in Spanish.
- Prevention Videos (v-Tools) | Construction Hazards. OSHA.
- Fall Protection in Residential Construction. OSHA Guidance Document.
- U.S. Labor Department's OSHA acts to protect residential roofing workers - Agency rescinds Clinton-era directive and gives workers more safeguards against falls. OSHA News Release, (December 22, 2010).
- OSHA Dictionaries (English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English). OSHA. Includes over 2,000 general OSHA, general industry, and construction industry terms.
- Construction. OSHA eTool. Contains information that helps workers identify and control the hazards that cause the most serious construction-related injuries. Also available in Spanish.