Safety on the Job is Vital to Success
Valley Contractors Exchange provides FREE Construction Safety Information for our members! Construction Safety posters, pamphlets, model programs and more are available.
A culture of safety is a measure of your workers’ skill and craftsmanship.
If you experience a work site injury or death:
For accidents that involve serious injury, illness or death – report the accident to the closest Cal/OSHA Enforcement Unit within 8 hours. Call Immediately! Redding: 530-224-4743, Sacramento: 916-263-2800. Cal/OSHA now accepts email notification of a serious injury or death. Send notification to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to report the accident at the Cal/OSHA website.
Cal/OSHA Safety Home Page: www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh1.html
New Employee Safety (U.S. Builders Group Safety Video 01)
Rod Stickman – Communicating at Work
Rod Stickman – Working Safely, By Design
Rod Stickman – Slips and Falls
Rod Stickman – Working Safely from Heights *check your local height regulations*
Rod Stickman – Returning to Work
Safety Motivation: Make it Safe, Make it Personal, Make it Home
Useful Links for Construction Site Safety
Heat Illness Prevention Plan
Look up Title 8 Safety Requirements by Topic
Cal/OSHA Consulting Unit
Injury Recordkeeping Requirements (Form 300, 300-A & 301)
Pamphlet: Users Guide to Cal/OSHA. Click here to download pdf
Hot topics in Cal/OSHA Safety
Indoor Heat Illness Prevention Program
Will apply to indoor workspaces where it can’t be demonstrated the temperature doesn’t go above 85 degrees (such as air-conditioned offices. Follow the action as the rules are finalized in 2018: www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/doshreg/Heat-illness-prevention-indoors/
Fall Protection Changes coming
Trigger height in residential construction has been required by Fed OSHA. In April 2016, an Advisory Committee comprised of construction stakeholders countered with a revision. At that time it was suggested it would be at least 18 months before the revision came out for public comment. Click here to go to the Trigger Height Advisory Committee webpage. Click here to read the minutes from the last Advisory meeting April 2016.
New Silica in Construction regulations