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.

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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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Conozca su clavadora (versión corta)
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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.external icon

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Construction workers exposed to hot environments or extreme heat can be at risk of heat-related illnesses and injuries. Heat stress is the combination of a worker’s exposure to heat from physical activity, environmental factors, and their clothing which results in an increase in the body’s heat storage, known as the net heat load. Check out our new NIOSH Science Blog “Heat Stress in Construction” to learn more.

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018