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Sample Programs and Information For The Construction Industry

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These Sample Written Programs are designed to help you create customized programs for your specific needs. Most samples are in Word format so you can easily adapt them.

You might also like to visit Safety Writer, which is hosted by the consultation program at the University of South Florida. Originally designed for OSHA employees, it is now available to the public for free.

Accident Prevention

Confined Spaces

With regard to confined spaces in construction, OSHA Standard 1926.21 (b)(6)(i) states: “All employees required to enter into confined or enclosed spaces shall be instructed as to the nature of the hazards involved, the necessary precautions to be taken, and in the use of protective and emergency equipment required”.

While OSHA standards do not required the construction industry to have a written program for confined spaces, we strongly recommend you develop one if needed, and use the OSHA General lndustry 29 CFR 1910.146 – Permit Required Confined Spaces standard as a guide for best practices. Links to information relating to the general industry standard are listed below:

Crane and Hoist Safety

Quick Cards summarize safety information. They can be printed, laminated, and distributed to employees as a reminder of what they need to know and do in order to keep themselves safe.

Ergonomics

Emergency Action/Fire Prevention

Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)

Fall Protection

Hazard Communication

Hearing Conservation

Personal Protective Equipment

Powered Industrial Vehicles (Forklifts)

Recordkeeping

Respiratory Protection

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A copy of Appendix D must be given to people who wear respirators even though they aren’t required to by the OSHA Standard.

Trenching and Excavation