Young Workers - Construction: Build a Safe Work Foundation
Did you know? Teens should be trained by their employer before starting work or doing any new task.
Did you know? Teens must be given information about job hazards, such as chemicals in the workplace or lifting heavy loads.
Did you know? Employers must tell you what kinds of emergencies might happen in the workplace & what you should do to stay safe.
Did you know? Stay away from unprotected sides & edges (uncovered hole in the floor). Report them to your supervisor.
Did you know? Stay away from the edge of a building especially if it is not protected with a guardrail or safety net.
Did you know? When on a construction site, wear a hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection and clothing that is easily seen.
Did you know? Always be alert to electrical hazards esp. when working with or near metal tools & equip. such as scaffolds.
Did you know? Teens under 16 are prohibited from working on ladders and scaffolds.
Did you know? Every working level of a scaffold needs to have a completely plank deck or floor.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to promote workplace safety and health. The OSHA Assistance for the Construction Industry Page provides many direct links to OSHA Construction Standards, Agency policies and other helpful tools specific to the construction industry.
Follow the seven steps in the OSHA Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Quick Start module to identify the major OSHA construction requirements and guidance materials that may apply to your jobsite.
Find out what some of OSHA's construction industry-related Alliance program participants are doing to improve safety and health in the construction industry.
The Construction Safety Council also wants to keep you alive by giving you the information you need to be safe on the job. Learn more.
For more information on industry standards in your state, contact us!