Construction accidents can happen as a result of a number of different factors and often involve multiple responsible parties. Several governmental organizations are involved in keeping construction sites safe and we’ve compiled a list of organizations who provide helpful resources for preventing and reporting construction accidents.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a division of the CDC and the federal agency this is committed to “Providing National and World Leadership to Prevent Workplace Illnesses and Injuries”. They have a vast database of resources to address workplace health and safety concerns including the prevention of accidents on construction sites.
OSHA – Employee Workplace Rights
OSHA puts out a number of useful publications for employees to use. This particular publication addresses workers’ rights and addresses the scope of the role OSHA plays in the workplace.
OSHA – Construction Industry
This website provides a variety of resources for the construction industry. The site includes tools and guidelines for demolition, communication towers, the use of cranes and derricks and the prevention of falls in residential construction projects.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor website is a huge resource for workers in all industries, including construction. It houses articles addressing wages and work hours, workplace safety, and retirement and health benefits.
OSHA Construction Resource Manual
The manual contains important information on inspections, reporting and recording workplace related injuries and illnesses. It also provides specific guidelines for health and safety in the construction industry.
U.S. Census Bureau – Manufacturing & Construction Division
This website provides information on manufacturing and construction. Specifically, it provides information and statistics on new residential construction, sales and the characteristics of new housing throughout the U.S.
OSHA – The Whistleblower Protection Programs
The Whistleblower Protection Program website houses information on whistleblower laws including statutes, regulations and updates. Complaints can also be filed through this website and individuals and businesses can get information on whistleblower protection in a number of different areas.