Construction Site Injury Resources

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

The OSHA is the U.S. governmental agency responsible for all worker safety, including construction site safety. They have numerous resources that would be helpful for construction workers to prevent accidents.

  • File a Complaint with OSHA - You can inform OSHA of your unsafe workplace by filing a complaint online or contacting your closest Regional & Area Office. To report an emergency, fatality, or imminent life-threatening situation at your workplace, call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

  • Construction Focus Four Hazards Training - OSHA has a training program designed to help prevent the four major causes of construction accidents: falls, being caught in between, struck by object, and electrocution.

  • Construction Safety Video - OSHA safety video titled Choice or Chance? about construction site safety.

  • Nail Gun Safety - OSHA has a special section devoted to nail gun safety due to the high numbers of workers that have to visit the emergency room each year due to nail gun accidents.

  • Preventing Falls in Construction - OSHA's section providing information on regulations and presentations on Fall Protection in Residential Construction.

Other Governmental Agencies

In addition to the OSHA, other North American federal and state or province governmental agencies also work on workplace safety and health. Below is a small selection of these organizations that provided construction safety information:

Other Resources

Construction unions and trade associations often also provide their members and the public with construction safety information. Some, such as the AFL-CIO, also create non-profit organizations to improve safety in the construction industry. The following are some of the many non-governmental organizations providing construction safety information:

  • Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) - CPWR publishes reports on many different topics including Health Hazards, Safety Hazards, Design for Safety, and Analysis of Construction Deaths & Injuries.

  • Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health - Developed and maintained by CPWR, this site contains construction safety information on numerous different trades, hazards, and types of jobsites. Also available in Spanish.

  • National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse - Library of resources to improve roadway work zone safety for all roadway users.

  • Safe Work Practices - The Alberta Construction Safety Association provides safe work practices fact sheets on numerous construction related safety topics.

  • Safety Handbook for Masonry - A helpful safety handbook specifically for masons.