Construction Safety

CAL/OSHA Pocket Guide for the Construction Industry

This popular guide summarizes selected safety standards for workers, employers, supervisors, job stewards and safety personnel.

Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR)

Affiliated with the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. Focuses on construction and ergonomics issues. Site includes hazard alerts in English and Spanish, press releases, an ergonomics checklist, publication information, research papers, and more. Also see the separate listing for CPWR’s Electronic Library below.

Center to Protect Workers’ Rights – Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health (ELCOSH)

CPWR has gathered this extensive library of material on construction safety and health. Workers, contractors, researchers, and others can download information from many sources in English, Spanish, and other languages. Funding for eLCOSH is provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Materials include pocket cards, brochures, manuals, newsletters, research reports, directories, training curricula, data sets, bibliographies, and regulations.

Hazards of Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride

Many paint strippers on the market today contain methylene chloride, a toxic chemical that can cause death when applied in enclosed spaces (like bathrooms and tanks) and unless the correct respirators and gloves are used and there is adequate ventilation, the levels of methylene chloride vapor can become immediately dangerous to the user.

NIOSH Topic Page – Construction Safety

Includes links to construction-related FACE reports and other NIOSH publications. Also links to other related resources.

OSHA Construction eTool

This tool can help you identify and control some of the most common construction injuries.

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

See listing under Labor and Related Sites.