For the most extensive coverage of health and safety
news in the construction industry, click on these sites.
- CPWR's New Website Helps Identify, Control Silica Dust New
Breathing in dust containing silica, so common on many construction sites, can cause incurable illnesses such as silicosis. But silica can be controlled and workers can be protected. CPWR's website, Work Safely with Silica is a major step in helping workers do just that and in recognition, BAC is pleased to be listed as a "Supporter" on the site along with ICE – the International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.
- Masonry Research to Practice (r2p)
BAC, the International Council of Employers (ICE), and the International Masonry Institute (IMI), in coordination with CPWR –The Center for Construction Research and Training, are taking the lead in translating safety and health research findings into practical solutions on construction sites through their involvement in the Masonry Industry Research to Practice [r2p] Partnership. In addition to advancing their shared goals of safer jobsites, BAC, ICE and IMI are working with CPWR to develop a model r2p partnership structure and process that other segments of the construction industry will be able to replicate.
- Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction
Falls kill or injure more workers on the job than all other combined forms of workplace accidents. This national campaign to prevent falls in construction is a government-labor-management partnership comprised of CPWR, NIOSH, OSHA, state government, private industry, trade associations, academia, professional and labor organizations, such as BAC.
- Center for Construction Research and Training
CPWR provides the latest safety and health information, including
hazard alerts, regulation updates and offers practical ways to
improve safety and health for construction workers and their families.
for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides credible
information to enhance health decisions, and
promote health through strong partnerships.
CDC serves as the national focus for developing
and applying disease prevention and control.
Library of Construction Occupational
Safety and Health
At eLCOSH you’ll find site safety planning for construction
contractors, foreign regulations outlining labor-management safety
and health committee requirements and more.
National Institute for Occupational Safety
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research
and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury
Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is the arm of the Department of Labor that sets and enforces
standards; provides training, outreach, and education and encourages
continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
Safety and Health at Work
The AFL-CIO job safety and health website is designed to help all
workers learn about their rights. It also provides the latest job
safety and health information and resources.
and Construction Trades Department
The BCTD creates safety and health training programs to enable
workers to recognize hazards and prevent injuries and illnesses.
It also develops and distributes other information about the hazards
and current safety and health issues.