Construction Safety Manual
OSHA requires that all construction companies develop and implement a construction safety manual. Such a program should describe the whole of the company’s safety and health activities. Think of it as an ongoing process. Organized leadership with the proper application of the program is essential to attaining good safety and health performance.
Construction is a high-hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Having and implementing a construction safety manual is required by OSHA. Examples include residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large-scale painting jobs.
Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos. Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.