OSHA to Propose Separate Safety Guidelines for Construction Sector

March 22, 2016

In 2014, about 9.8 million workers were employed in the construction sector, which accounted for nearly 20 percent of the country's 4,679 work-related deaths that year, according to the Center for Protection of Workers Rights.

Construction safety can't be defined by the same guidelines as other industries. Fall protection for a restaurant employee is far different than fall protection procedures for a high rise ironworker.

So, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will craft a separate set of safety and health program management guidelines for the construction industry, based on feedback on a proposed update to its voluntary guidelines.

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Source: Business Insurance, Crain Communications