Construction



The construction industry encompasses the building, repair and renovation of houses, roads, office towers and power plants, as well as weatherization of buildings. More than one in five – 22 percent – of all fatal job-related injuries in the U.S. is in construction.

The top four causes of construction fatalities are are: falls; "struck by" equipment, machinery or other moving objects; "caught in/between" such as in unprotected  trenches; and electrocution.



 
 
 
Resources on Construction Hazards:


Asbestos


NYCOSH Resources on Asbestos



Brownfields

Chemical Hazards at Brownfield Sites



Confined Space

Confined Spaces - Deadly Spaces, Bulletin from WorkSafe BC

Confined Space - Where to Find Information in the OSHA Standard


Electrical Hazards


NYCOSH Resources on Electricity




Excavation Hazards


Excavation Safety AFSCME




Fall Hazards


Fall Protection Misconceptions and Myths

Fall Hazards, NYCOSH Fact Sheet



Women


Risks Facing Women in Construction

 

 

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NYCOSH Offices:

New York City
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NY, NY 10006
212-227-6440
(Fax) 212-227-9854

Long Island
150 Motor Parkway - Suite 306
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-435-1857/1865
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