Do you have questions about OSHA regulations?
Go to www.osha.gov and click on the A-Z Index tab. The alpha index allows you to search by subject for answers to your questions.
Need further clarification?
Contact the local OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, Kelly Bubolz at 1648 Tri Park Way, Appleton, WI 54914, or by phone 920-734-4521 or email Kelly at Bubolz.firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Kelly is NOT an enforcement officer; her job is to help educate businesses on OSHA compliance. You may place an anonymous call if you wish.
Need an OSHA poster to post at your office or jobsite?
Confined Spaces in Construction: Crawl Spaces and Attics. - Click here to print OSHA FactSheet
Do you know about the "Focus Four"
- Struck By's
- Electrocution and
- Caught-In or Between
Click here for more information: https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/focus_four/
New Web tool helps employers understand OSHA record keeping rules
There is a new Web tool that helps employers understand their responsibilities to report and record work-related injuries and illnesses under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's regulations. A set of questions assists in determining quickly whether an injury or illness is work-related, whether it needs to be recorded and which provisions of the regulations apply. Click on the following link to learn more: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/OSHARecordkeeping.htm
Do you have proper safety practices in place for your workers?
Jobsite injuries are inevitable without the proper safety and health policies in place. In fact, OSHA mandates that you have these policies. BuilderBooks has the safety resources you need to adequately train your workers and avoid injuries.
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Sample of Fall Protection Plan for Residential Construction - The following Fall Protection Plan is a sample program prepared for the prevention of injuries associated with falls. A Fall Protection Plan must be developed and evaluated on a site by site basis. It is recommended that builders discuss the written Fall Protection Plan with their OSHA Area Office prior to going on a jobsite.
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