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    Resources to Help You Navigate the Regulations.

    Occupational Safety & Health Administration

    The official OSHA website is where you can find data & statistics, industry/hazard alerts, injury and illness prevention programs, regulations & standards, and Worker Rights information.

    Below are a few quick links to resources found on OSHA’s website.

    The information, tools, and resources provided in OSHA’s Construction Industry web pages are designed to assist those in the industry – whether worker or employer – to identify, reduce and eliminate construction-related hazards.
    Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat. Learn more about OSHA’s campaign to prevent heat illness in outdoor workers.

    What is heat illness?
    How can it be prevented?
    Who is affected?

    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.

    OSHA’s videos are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

    OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics provide information on specific safety and health hazards. These web pages provide information on hazard identification and control, as well as existing OSHA standards where applicable and can be helpful to employers in complying with OSHA standards.
    OSHA covers most private sector employers and workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the other United States (U.S.) jurisdictions either directly through federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved State Plan. State Plans are OSHA-approved job safety and health programs operated by individual states instead of federal OSHA.

    The following states or territories have OSHA-approved State Plans that cover both private and public sector workers:

    Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

    OSHA-approved State Plans

    Find the latest news about OSHA initiatives and products to assist employers and workers in finding and preventing workplace hazards.

    Stop Silicosis

    In 1938, the Department of Labor produced a film titled “Stop Silicosis.” Secretary Frances Perkins concluded that silica dust was dangerous, and can be prevented.

    3:11 mins. ǀ March, 2016

    California Dept. of Industrial Regulations (Cal/OSHA)

    The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA Regulations

    Cal/OSHA also oversees programs promoting public safety on:
    » elevators
    » amusement rides
    » ski lifts
    » programs promoting the safe use of pressure vessels (e.g., boilers and tanks)

    Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

    CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People.

    The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. As the nation’s health protection agency, the CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.

    The CDC website provides up-to-date information on diseases and the flu, healthy living tips, emergency preparedness, workplace safety and health, and much more.