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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Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry. The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction was launched in 2012. Join the campaign and annual Stand-Down. Click here to learn more.

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Wear masks to help protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19. Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19. Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. Learn more hereexternal icon. For new update on “Filtering Facepiece Respirators with Exhalation Valves” click here.

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NIOSH Science Blogs: Construction

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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