Tips for good housekeeping on the job.
Inspections and Walkdowns
A few of the reasons and ways inspections and walkdowns are conducted, and what your role is.
A list of items you might want on your jobsite checklist.
Checklists Keep Us Safe
The importance and uses of checklists on the jobsite.
Always follow safe work practices and think like an OSHA inspector to keep the jobsite safe. You never know who is watching as they drive by.
Which jobs require a competent person, and who qualifies?
Some of the causes of recurring accidents and how to prevent them from happening.
When, why, and how to fill out accident reports.
Simple housekeeping and how it can prevent accidents and injuries.
Job Safety Analysis (1)
Analyzing the job before you start so it gets done safely and efficiently.
Keeping the Jobsite Clean
Maintaining good housekeeping to keep the jobsite safer for everyone.
Accident Investigation (1)
How accident investigations proceed, and what to do if you were nearby or involved.
GFCIs, AEGCPs and Double-Insulated Tools
Three electrical safety systems designed to protect you from electric shock.
Grounding Portable Electric Tools
The importance of grounding tools that are not double-insulated.
Lights... Camera... Action!
OSHA's lighting requirements, and ensuring you have adequate light in your work area to do your job safely.
How to Avoid Electrocution
Several simple ways to avoid electrical injuries on the job.
Arc Flash Hazard
An arc flash: What is it and how can you protect yourself from this hazard?
Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program
Requirements for electrical grounding and safety on the jobsite.
Bringing power where you need it, but doing so safely and effectively.
Electrical Safety Tips
Electrical safety isn't just for electricians. Follow these safety practices to protect yourself from shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions.
Important tips about safe practices with small and large batteries.
Electrical Safety Basics
Tips about electrical safety both on the job and at home.
Ergonomics & Material Handling
Ergonomics: Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Strategies to reduce your exposure to cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs).
Ergonomics: Musculoskeletal Disorders
Avoiding ergonomic hazards through engineering controls and ergonomically-designed tools.
Preventing Back Injuries
Preventing back injuries by: improving your sitting, standing, and sleeping postures; exercising; and reducing stress.
Safe Storage: Sort It, Stack It, and Secure It!
The four S's of storing materials: Sorting, Stacking, Securing, and Safety.
Storage of Flammables
Three things to consider when working with or near flammables: containers, location, and environment.
A simple technique for safer lifting at work and at home.
Save Your Back with Good Lifting Techniques
Protect your back by keeping these safety tips in mind before, during, and after you lift a heavy load.
Use Equipment to Move Materials
Using dollies, carts, and other devices to safely move materials.
Protect Against Sprains and Strains
Easy practices to protect yourself from sprains and strains at work.
Preventing Overexertion Injuries
Preventing overexertion injuries on the job is painless.
Moving Materials Around the Jobsite
Questions to ask yourself before moving a load around the site.
Safe practices for working with large material handling devices such as conveyors and cranes.
Who's Got Your Back?
Caring for your back whether you're on or off the job.
What guardrails do, where they are used, and key construction requirements.
A few key points related to scaffold safety: erecting and dismantling, inspections, training, fall protection, guardrails, and overhand bricklaying.
Stairways, Aisles, and Walkways
Keeping stairways, aisles, and walkways free of hazards that can cause slips, trips, and falls.
Scaffold Erection and Fall Protection
Fall protection requirements for scaffolds and scaffold erection.
Ladder Safety (1)
Selecting the right ladder for the job to keep you and your co-workers safe.
Fall Protection (1)
Preventing falls from temporary work surfaces by: choosing the right fall protection, selecting a safe tie-off point, and considering safe work practices before you climb up onto any elevated work surface.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
After a fall, evaluating whether you can get back to work, need medical help, or should call 911.
Housekeeping and Fall Prevention
Housekeeping tips to follow so you can prevent falls and accidents.
Stay Safe on Scaffolds
Keeping your crew safe while working on and around scaffolding.
Ladders and Fall Prevention
Follow these safe work practices to keep yourself safe while using ladders.
Tips for working safely on and around aerial lifts.
Personal Fall-Arrest Systems
The 3 components of personal fall arrest systems and how they work together to protect you.
Floor Holes and Wall Openings
Working safely around holes, openings, and stairways requires fall protection.
What To Do After a Fall
Steps to take after someone falls and finds themselves suspended.
Lifts and Platforms
Follow these safe work practices when operating lifts and working on platforms.
Why workers continue to die from falls, and how to recognize fall hazards and take steps to prevent falls.
Fight Fire with Prevention and Protection
The difference between fire prevention and protection, and why they're both important.
Fire Extinguishers and Fire Prevention
If there's a fire in your work area, would you know what to do?
A list of safety tips to eliminate fire hazards and prevent fires during renovation and restoration jobs.
Fire Prevention and Protection
Fire prevention tips for home and work, and what to do in case prevention fails and a fire starts.
Please "P.A.S.S." the Fire Extinguisher
The 3 classes of fire extinguishers, how they work, and P.A.S.S. (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep).
Preventing Flash Fires
What flash fires are, how they are caused, and what you can do to prevent them.
What's in Your Go Bag?
What you and your family can do to be prepared in case of an emergency situation.
Using Portable Heaters Safely
Key points about safety while working with portable heaters.
Flammables and Combustibles
Safe practices for working with flammable materials on the jobsite.
What to keep in mind before, during, and after performing hot work.
Working safely with flammable liquids requires patience and attention to detail.
Preparing an emergency plan at work and at home.
Safe Work Practices for Portable Heaters
A list of tips to help you avoid the dangers of portable heating units.
Have an Informed Response
What you should know to respond quickly and effectively if an accident occurs.
First Aid for Eye Injuries
The 5 most common types of eye injuries in construction and how to treat them.
First Aid Kits
Signs, symptoms, first-aid treatment, and prevention of heat-related illnesses including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps.
Prompt Care Can Prevent Infection
A list of first-aid supplies and their uses.
First Aid for Heat-Related Illnesses
Making sure minor wounds don't become serious infections.
What is Hands-Only CPR, and how can it save someone's life?
Cuts, Lacerations, and Puncture Wounds
Steps to take when someone suffers a flesh wound on the job.
First Responders (1)
Who are first responders, and what do they do to help before the professionals arrive?
How to Control Bleeding
Different techniques for controlling serious bleeding.
Avoiding Bites and Stings
Several ways to protect yourself from insect and animal bites and stings on the job.
CPR and AEDs
Using CPR and AEDs to increase a victim's chance of survival.
Injuries and Bloodborne Pathogens
How to protect yourself from bloodborne diseases while helping a wounded person.
Types of burns, how to treat them, and when to seek professional medical attention.
Quick tips about first aid for head injuries on the job.
First Aid (1)
An overview of general first aid for cuts, a common jobsite injury.
Safety concerns created by cell phone use at work and while you drive.
Happy Holidays or Hazardous Holidays
How to enjoy holidays free from hazards created by decorations, lights, trees, weather, and alcohol.
Kids and Construction
Securing equipment and materials to prevent injuries to curious children who trespass onto the jobsite.
Become familiar with each new project and its safety requirements before you begin.
Protecting the Public
Protecting bystanders, occupants, and passers-by from construction activities.
Safety Never Takes a Break
A poem, "I Chose to Look the Other Way" about reminding your co-workers to work safely.
Safety Off the Job
Common hazards off the job: vehicles, falls, fires, drownings, and accidents in bathrooms.
The importance of clean drinking water, restrooms, and trash disposal on the jobsite.
Take Your Safety Knowledge Home
Applying your workplace safety training at home to keep your family safe.
Ten Simple Rules to Work By
The 10 easiest ways to keep yourself safe at work.
Struck-By and Crushing Hazards
The DOs and DON'Ts of working around heavy machines that can strike you or crush you.
Preventing Struck-By Injuries
How to prevent being struck by objects, equipment, or machines on the job.
OSHA's Construction Focus Four
The 4 leading causes of death on construction sites, and how you can protect yourself from these hazards.
Don't Play the Odds with Your Life
A list of risks you shouldn't take, because your life is more important than getting the job done quickly.
Keeping yourself safe from foodborne illnesses.
Keeping the holidays festive and joyful by acknowledging and minimizing hazards that accompany this season.
Safety is for New and Experienced Workers
Safe work practices that you should follow every day, regardless of how long you've been on the job.
Keeping yourself safe and focused on the job, where distractions can become deadly.
OSHA's HazCom Standard: employee training, SDSs, labels, and chemical inventory.
A list of safety precautions to follow when working with hazardous materials.
Lead and Other Heavy Metals
Learn what products and construction activities can expose you to lead and other toxic metals, know the symptoms of lead poisoning, and how to reduce your exposure.
Storing Flammable and Hazardous Chemicals
OSHA and SDSs provide information about how to properly store hazardous materials.
Asbestosis and Silicosis
How to protect yourself from developing asbestosis and silicosis.
Review the Safety Data Sheet
What information can be found on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?
There's Something in the Air
Situations you should watch for that can make it difficult for you to breathe.
An explanation of lead poisoning, how it is caused, and how you can protect yourself and those around you.
Asbestos Exposure at Work
Asbestos exposure is most likely during building repairs, renovations, and demolitions. Understand the risks so you can protect yourself.
Carbon Monoxide (1)
Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning at work and at home.
Take special precautions when you are working with wood that has been treated with chromated copper arsenate (pressure-treated wood).
Compressed Gas Cylinders
How to use compressed gas cylinders safely to prevent injuries and even death.
Control Lead Dust
How to control hazards when you're working around lead dust, so you don't bring the problem home.
GHS: Chemical Labels
How OSHA's chemical labels warn you about the hazards presented by hazardous materials.
Prevent Exposure to Asbestos and Silica Dust
Descriptions of asbestos and silica, and work practices you should take to control exposure hazards.
Using solvents safely and effectively on the job.
Make sure you understand your company's safety policy on silica before you start work that exposes you to silica dust.
Safety tips to consider before you start a conveyor and during safe conveyor operations.
Equipment Operators and Bystanders
How to minimize the hazards of conveyors and their moving parts with guards, safe work practices, and proper lockout/tagout procedures.
Safety tips to keep in mind whether you're maneuvering heavy equipment or maneuvering around it.
OSHA's Crane and Derrick Standard
A description of OSHA's standard regarding cranes and derricks.
Operating a Forklift
Important safety information for before, during, and after operating a forklift.
Overhead and Underground Hazards
Being aware of all utility hazards, both above and below the ground, before you begin a job.
Heavy Equipment (1)
Safe work practices for people operating or working near heavy equipment on the jobsite.
Will You Be Safe Working in that Trench?
What you can do to ensure that you'll be safe working in a trench, before you even enter it.
Safe work practices that can help you avoid forklift-related accidents and injuries.
The 3 most important parts of completing a rigging job safely and efficiently.
How you can help in the event of a cave-in, without putting yourself and others in more danger.
Common Factors in Forklift Accidents
Factors that can make forklift accidents more likely and what you can do to minimize these risks.
Safe Work Practices for Cranes
Ways to work safely whenever there is a crane on your jobsite.
Diggers and Dump Trucks
Five practices that will keep operators, signal persons, and bystanders safe when working with diggers and excavators.
Forklift Safety Checklist
A list of things to check each and every time you inspect a forklift.
Use Caution Around Power Lines
Working safely around power lines, which create electrocution hazards, a leading cause of workplace deaths.
How to keep yourself safe when working near cranes, even if you aren't the operator.
Who are qualified riggers and what knowledge do they have that will make the job safer?
The hazards that come with trench work, and what steps you can take to keep yourself safe.
Crane Safety (1)
Protecting yourself from crane-related accidents and injuries whether you are operating the crane or working nearby.
Diggers and Excavators
How you can stay safe while operating or working near digging and excavation machines.
Getting underground utilities marked before you dig is free, and it can save your life and the lives of your crew.
Safety Tips for Rigging
Safety tips for anyone working on or around a rigging job.
Heavy Equipment and Power Lines
Guidelines your crew should be following whenever power lines pose a risk on the jobsite.
Preventing Hearing Loss
Why hearing loss can be dangerous on the job and what steps you can take to prevent this injury.
Take a Clean Breath
Once you've decided what type of respirator you need, how can you keep it clean and functioning properly?
Protect Your Vision
What kinds of injuries can you protect yourself from by wearing eye protection?
Picking Your Hard Hat
How to pick the correct hard hat for the job and how to wear it so it protects you.
Stay Healthy with PPE
What you can do and wear to protect yourself from hazardous materials and chemicals on the jobsite.
You've probably been using hard hats your entire career, but do you know how they actually work?
How to pick the right respiratory protection for your job, and what steps you must take before you can use it.
Choose the Right Gloves for the Job
Gloves can protect you from various workplace hazards.
Your options for hearing protection, and how you can tell when you need it.
Using Proper Hand Protection
What kind of gloves should you be wearing for this job?
Eye Protection (1)
Eye-related hazards on the jobsite, and which type of eye protection is the right one for the job.
Foot Protection (1)
How to protect your feet while you're on the job.
Bad Habits and How to Change Them
Identifying bad habits, finding the root causes, and changing unsafe behaviors.
Don't Play the Fool
The serious and deadly consequences of jokes, pranks, hazing, and horseplay on the job.
First Day On the Job
A list of questions you should find answers to your first day on a new site.
Defining stress, identifying stressors, and finding coping strategies.
Supervisor for the Day
Safety issues to consider when you're left in charge for the day.
Looking at the way we treat our "stuff" may shed some light on unsafe acts we commit without thinking.
Controlling Your Temper at Work
How to keep your temper in check and handle problems respectfully and safely with your co-workers.
Young Seasonal Workers
How experienced workers become mentors, sometimes unknowingly, to young summer workers on the jobsite.
Evaluate Your Safety Attitude
Evaluate your safety attitude. It's not too late for a course correction.
Safety From the Word Go
Focus on safety right from the start of the project. Renew your resolve to work safely every day.
Some ways that experienced workers can help young workers stay safe.
How to get the sleep you need so you can work safely and stay healthy.
Your Safety Attitude (1)
How your safety attitude can help you have fewer incidents and actively work to make the jobsite safer.
Bullying on the Jobsite
Jobsite behaviors that are considered bullying.
The Jobsite is No Place for Violence
Defining workplace violence, categories of aggressors, types of incidents, and ways to prevent violence at work.
Safety is Your Responsibility
Safety rules and how they benefit those who follow them.
Some of the jobs that young summer workers are NOT allowed to do.
Do NOT Do These Things
When you ignore safety rules, take shortcuts, or forget to wear PPE, you increase your risk for being injured or killed.
When you're working nights, you need to make it a priority to get good rest.
Basic concepts of lockout/tagout.
Drug Abuse on the Jobsite
Everyone has something to lose when there is drug and alcohol use on the jobsite.
Follow LOTO Procedures to the Letter
A step-by-step description of lockout/tagout protocols and how they keep you safe.
Prevent theft and vandalism after hours.
Need a Reason to Quit Smoking?
If you're on the fence about quitting smoking, here are 10 reasons to stop for good.
Substance Abuse (1)
Reasons not to get involved with substance abuse, the different levels of substance abuse, and resources for getting help.
LOTO Smarts for Small Tools
Applying the principles of lockout/tagout procedures to power tool maintenance.
Keeping the Jobsite Secure
Keep employees safe, protect the public from hazards, and prevent tool and material theft.
When Painkillers Kill
Prescription painkillers can kill you.
Hazards associated with arc welding and a list of ways to control them.
Protecting yourself from the hazards of moving traffic, heavy equipment, burns, and heat illness during asphalt paving.
Special hazards of working on bridges and over water.
Formwork and Reinforcing Steel
A list of DOs and DON'Ts when pouring concrete, installing reinforcing steel, or forming foundation walls.
Paints, Finishes, and Coatings
Read labels and SDSs to learn about flammability, health effects, and proper cleanup of paints, finishes, and coatings.
Plant and Process Safety
Learn how the hazards on a plant are different from those of a traditional construction site.
A pre-planning checklist for safe roofing work.
Safety for Home Builders
Some common safety hazards of residential construction.
Safety On the Small Job
When you're the only one on the site, safety is all up to you.
Steel Erection Hazards
Hazards of steel erection: cranes, falls, structural collapse, overhead hazards, and lack of training.
Keep welding operations safe by taking precautions.
Planning the Pour
Having a plan in place before pouring concrete.
Roofing: More Than Just Fall Hazards
Fire prevention, severe weather, and electrical hazards that roofers face.
Steel Erection: Safety for Ironworkers
The many hazards that ironworkers face, and safe work practices to protect themselves.
Most of the work of a demolition happens before the wrecking starts.
Safe work practices necessary for a safe and successful concrete pour.
Working Around Water
Water is just another hazard that you need to be prepared to control when you're working over or near bodies of water.
There is no room for error when you're installing concrete wall panels.
Safe Work Practices for Welding
Safe work practices to follow during welding operations.
Demolition planning includes planning to control hazards that you are going to create.
Safety and Masonry
Hazards that need to be controlled during masonry work, including: exposed rebar, chemical burns, and strains and sprains.
Steel Erection: Planning Ahead
Hazards ironworkers face, including: falls, slips and trips, and overhead hazards.
When you prepare for a concrete pour, you have to control for large hazards such as falls, chemical burns, and pinch points, while controlling your risk for minor injuries like cuts, scrapes, and punctures.
Confined Spaces (1)
Confined spaces may contain hazards that are difficult to escape. You need a plan---and a team---in place before you start confined-space work.
Adjusting and Changing Tool Accessories
Basic safety principles to follow when adjusting and changing power tool accessories.
Care and Maintenance of Tools
Factors and actions you can take to keep tools in good shape and use them safely.
Chisels, Screwdrivers and Sharp Points
Safety tips to follow when using tools with sharp points and edges to avoid being stabbed, scratched, or cut.
Compressed Gas Cylinders (1)
Safety rules to follow when using, storing, or working with compressed gas cylinders.
Hammers and Other Impact Tools
Common hazards of working with hammers and other impact tools, and how to avoid them.
Powder-actuated tools and how to operate them safely.
Safety rules to follow when operating electric or pneumatic power tools.
Getting the job done safely with the right tool.
Warnings and safety tips for safe handling of torches during welding, cutting, and heating.
Working Safely with Lasers
Safety tips for those operating and working near laser equipment to prevent eye damage and skin burns.
Avoiding accidents and injuries when you work with sharp tools, objects, and materials.
The DOs and DON'Ts of chainsaw safety.
Pneumatic Tools (1)
Pneumatic tools present specific---and controllable---hazards.
Hand Tools (1)
Hand tools can inflict injuries, but safe work practices can protect you.
Safe work practices to follow when using woodworking machinery.
Working with Sharp Tools
How to safely use, store, and maintain sharp tools, equipment, and materials.
Power Saws (1)
Avoiding power saw hazards, including: electric shock, cuts, amputations, flying particles, and loud noise.
Safety tips to remember every time you get behind the wheel.
Road Construction Ahead!
The devices used for effective communication between motorists and highway workers, including: signs, channeling devices, and lighting devices.
Make Your Vehicle a Phone-Free Zone
Cell phone use causes 1.6 million crashes each year. Hang up and drive safely.
Driving and Working in Work Zones
Safety tips to follow whether you're driving through a work zone or working in one.
Stay Visibile in Work Zones
The specific hazards road workers face in work zones.
Driving in Dangerous Conditions
Guidelines to follow if you drive in bad weather or dangerous conditions.
Flaggers for Roadwork
Flaggers and how they can stay protected in work zones.
Personal Vehicle Safety
How to take care of your personal vehicle and drive safely.
How to avoid skin cancer through sun protection, early detection, and awareness of danger signs.
Heat-Related Illnesses from Mild to Severe
Mild to severe heat-related illnesses: how to identify symptoms, how to treat them, and how to avoid them.
Winter Weather Hazards
Ways to protect yourself, your vehicle, and the jobsite from cold-weather hazards.
Thunderstorms, Tornados, and Hurricanes
The many kinds of hazards that different types of storms bring.
Avoiding Heat Stroke
Heat stroke: a medical emergency that requires quick action and is easily prevented.
How to be smart about snow removal so you avoid injuries and other problems.
Stay Safe During a Lightning Storm
Make a plan so you can stay safe and avoid being caught outside when lightning strikes.
Cleaning Up After a Storm
Storm-related damage can create jobsite hazards that make post-storm cleanup challenging.
Working in the Heat
Ways to stay cool when the weather changes and temperatures rise.
Anticipating weather hazards and being prepared so that stormy weather doesn't take you by surprise.
Cold Weather (1)
Dressing properly for cold conditions to avoid cold-related illnesses.