Examples of safety hazards that can harm construction workers include:

  • Heavy lifting, awkward postures, repetitive motion, overexertion, and other physical stressors
  • Working at heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Hazardous chemicals and materials (e.g., silica dust, asbestos, lead fume or dust, solvent-based adhesives, carbon monoxide in exhaust gas from fuel-powered equipment)
  • Heavy machinery and powered tools with dangerous moving mechanical parts
  • Flying debris and falling objects
  • Harsh weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind)
  • Slips, trip, and falls
Requirements Videos, Training, and Prevention


Training Materials


For Groups

Publications, Handouts, Checklists, Sample Programs

Safety Programs

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