OSHA – Employee Workplace Rights
From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. What to do if you question the safety of your workplace. Lists addresses and phone numbers for more information.
OSHA – Construction Scaffolding
Overview, press releases, links, OSHA standards and regulations, and a “Scaffolding eTool”, which provides illustrated safety checklists for specific types of scaffolds and identifies hazards.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.
Department of Labor
Resource for workers, including information on each state’s workers’ compensation laws, whistleblower protection and health and safety guidelines.
OSHA Construction Resource Manual
The manual contains important information on inspections, penalties for violations, reporting requirements for injuries, access to records, health and safety standards and more.
U.S. Census Bureau – Manufacturing & Construction Division
Features construction statistics, including new residential construction and sales, residential improvements, permits and more.
OSHA – Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program
Resource for employees whose employers have discriminated or retaliated against them for filing a workplace hazard complaint with OSHA. Provides information on the types of employer activities that may constitute retaliation or discrimination, the steps for filing a complaint against an employer and links to the OSHA Whistleblower Investigations Manual.
NIOSH Construction Program
Information on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) program that seeks to develop goals and performance measures for decreasing construction accidents and injuries.