This topic covers the general responsibilities of employers and contractors for the safety and health of employees at construction sites that are not covered under topic or activity-specific standards such as fall protection or trenching.
OSHA regulates construction worker safety separately from its general industry requirements. Construction standards can be found in 29 CFR 1926. OSHA defines “construction” as work for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating.
Information in this topic includes accident prevention, general duty to train employees, general sanitation and housekeeping, contractor safety, signs/signals/barricades, and traffic flagger safety in highway work zones and construction sites.
Important construction safety topics include: