Construction safety

We know construction. We insure smaller, artisan contractors of all types as well as medium- and large-sized construction companies. Use the construction safety information below to help you conduct safety talks with employees and further develop your employee safety program.

Construction recalls and hazard alerts

PFAS Snaphook Inspection Advisory (pdf)
Ryobi recalls cordless tool battery pack

Manufacturer issues safety notice fo scissor lifts
Ridgid pneumatic nailers recalled

In the news

11/10/14: Fall protection website targets residential construction workers
6/3/13: OSHA's campaign to prevent heat illness
6/3/13: OSHA to extend crane operator certification date
2/15/13: Hazard Communication: Workers must be trained by Dec. 1, 2013
12/14/12: OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15, 2013
12/7/12: Center for Construction Research and Training: Work safely with silica
10/29/12: Construction Industry Research and Policy Center - Construction Fatality Digest
10/29/12: OSHA - Nail Gun Safety (Spanish)
8/9/12: New safety products- UV hardhats; Retro-reflective insect vests
12/27/11:New OSHA construction training videos
6/7/11: NIOSH highlights trench safety
12/22/10: OSHA rescinds interim fall protection compliance guidelines for residential construction

Underground utility locating

State-specific hotlines and websites

Resource materials for OSHA Crane Standard 11/8/10

Crane operator certification webinar: Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association
Operator training resources from NCCCO
Signal person training resources from NCCCO
Small Entity Compliance Guide - Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Training courses

We offer detailed, customized construction safety training courses and OSHA-mandated training, including:

  • Trench Safety 8-Hour Competent Person
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety
  • Fall Protection Competent Person
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Focus Four
  • Qualified Rigger
  • Qualified Signal Person
  • Crane Safety

Construction-related resources

Check out our extensive supply of supervisor Safety Toolbox Talks and safety program development bulletins, as well as construction compliance guides (available in hard copy). Email us now to order compliance guide hard copies as well as Toolbox Talks in binders for your foreman or supervisors to use on jobsites.

Construction safety and health newsletters

11/13: Contractor property hazards
6/13: Multi-employer worksites
3/13: Young worker safety
1/13: Qualified riggers
9/12: Distracted driving

6/12: Spiders, ticks, mosquitoes and rodents

3/12: First aid in construction

1/12: Cargo and load securement

9/11: Focus four hazards in construction

6/11: Fall prevention
3/11: Personal protective equipment
1/11: Fire prevention
9/10: Construction scaffolds
6/10: Crane safety
3/10: Electrical safety
1/10: Trench cave-ins

Custom tool box meetings

Backing hazards
Extension cords
Machine guarding
Personnel platforms
Riding on equiment
Scaffolds blocking under legs
Scaffolds fall hazards
Secondary container labeling
Shop made devices
Working around cranes

Email us now to order Custom Toolbox Talks on a CD for your foreman or supervisors to use on jobsites. Please provide your company name, mailing address and current policy number.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this publication is general in nature and is intended for educational purposes only. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the publication does not list every action, reaction, interaction, scenario or precaution; and all information is presented without guarantees or warranties by the author, consultants and the publisher, who disclaim all liability or responsibility in connection with its use, including but not limited to loss, damage, injury, or violation of any federal, state or local laws with which the information may conflict. The user is encouraged to refer to the specific requirements of such laws.