NAHB Offers New Book on OSHA Compliance
The third edition of the Jobsite Safety Handbook has been released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders. Written in both English and Spanish, the book describes how residential builders and trade contractors can comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.
The handbook covers the key safety issues on which to focus to reduce accidents and injuries and identifies safe work practices and related OSHA regulations that have an impact on the most hazardous activities in the construction industry, NAHB officials note. Included in the handbook is a series of general safety tips which are designed to provide examples of common best practices for residential construction safety that can be incorporated into a company's safety and health program.
"Utilizing safe work practices on a jobsite is of the utmost importance to our members," says Barry Rutenberg, a Florida home builder and NAHB chairman. "The Jobsite Safety Handbook covers key safety issues and provides concise tips for complying with OSHA regulations, and preventing jobsite hazards."
With illustrations and color photographs, the handbook includes new and updated information on topics such as:
- Fall protection for roofing work and around openings
- Hearing and respiratory protection
- Working in confined spaces
- First aid
- Hazardous materials
- Housekeeping and general site safety
- Employer duties, including training and protective equipment