CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH

Directory of Construction Resources

The NIOSH Construction Program provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by systematically gathering information, conducting targeted scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products, solutions and services tailored to meet construction needs. For a sense of where construction stands by the numbers, read more here.

As a construction worker, how can I protect myself and slow the spread? Click here to learn how to stay safe and healthy in this COVID-19 pandemic. Also check out our NIOSH National Construction Center COVID-19 Clearinghouse and COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool.

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Construction dust can cause serious damage to workers’ health and life-threatening diseases. Construction workers can be exposed to many types of dust, such as silica, wood, and lead dust. Workplace exposure to small particles of silica dust, also known as respirable crystalline silica, can lead to serious diseases, including silicosis.

Check out our new NIOSH Science Blog “A Guide to Respirators Used for Dust in Construction” to learn more.

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This safety officer thinks Falls Protection is achievable
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Fall protection allows his men to go home at the end of the day
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Las Caídas Cuestan; La Historia de un "Safety Man"
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The owner of a residential framing company designs safety into each of his job sites
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A construction framer talks about protecting his crew from falls
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Trabajador de la construcción se protege de las caídas de techo
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Construcción: Protéjase en el Trabajo
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Buy Quiet Construction Video
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Know Your Nailer: Nail Gun Safety
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Page last reviewed: October 1, 2020