Construction Safety & OSHA

Working in the construction industry can sometimes be dangerous. Work-related accidents can cause serious injuries, while most of these accidents are preventable. Use the resources in this section to learn more about construction safety, from OSHA compliance and safety training to fall protection and hazard communication. In addition, NAHB’s Construction Safety & Health Committee coordinates the association’s regulatory activities in the areas of jobsite safety, OSHA regulations and workers’ compensation.

Construction Safety & OSHA

  • Construction Safety Toolkits  (9 items)
    This section provides toolkits with resources on various safety and health topics for the home building industry.
  • Safety News & Awards   (4 items)
    Learn more about emerging issues in construction safety and health and OSHA.
  • General Safety & OSHA Compliance  (9 items)
    Learn about OSHA regulations, how to start a safety program, the OSHA inspection process, and much more.
  • Fall Protection  (3 items)
    This section addresses how to keep workers from falling off the structure and how to use ladders and scaffold safely.
  • Electrical Safety  (2 items)
    Learn easy steps to prevent injuries, fatalities, and protect workers from "house power."
  • Trenching & Excavation  (5 items)
    In this section, find out about the many hazards associated with digging in the dirt.
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  • Tools & Equipment  (2 items)
    Learn about the dangers of hand/power tools and construction equipment and necessary safety precautions.
  • Hazard Communication  (2 items)
    Find out what information must be communicated to workers using hazardous chemicals/materials and ways to protect them from being injured.
  • Training  (3 items)
    This section provides training and compliance assistance on various safety and health topics for the home building industry.
  • OSHA Comment Letters  (4 items)
    NAHB’s comment letters state NAHB’s official position on Federal regulatory issues and advocate for the home building industry.