Residential Construction Fall Protection – Free, from OSHA!

OSHA has some great materials on working in residential construction.  Guidance in this area is necessary, as most of the materials and training out there are for larger construction sites.  OSHA is now focusing my more heavily on residential construction, so the materials below are quite necessary.

You know what to do (click):

reducing falls in residential construction – working in attics

reducing falls in residential construction – roof sheathing

reducing falls in residential construction – roof repair

reducing falls in residential construction – installing roof tiles

reducing falls in residential construction – installing roof joists and trusses

reducing falls in residential construction – installing floor joists

reducing falls in residential construction – erecting interior and exterior walls

reducing falls in residential construction- metal standing seam room

Confined Spaces – Residential Construction

Hey Everyone

Those of you who are in residential construction noted that when they updated the confined space entry standard a while back, it included residential construction.  This industry had been somewhat overlooked by OSHA in the past.  They have updated some of their materials to be more clear as to what is expected.

Click here for document:

confined spaces – residential construction

HSE – Work from Heights, Roof Work, Other – Free Downloads!

I raided the Queen’s library again, and dashing out, I even grabbed a document in Welsh!  Those guys with the tall hats can move faster than I would think.

Click links below for documents:

Health and Safety In Roof Work

Preventing Falls from Boom Type Platforms

Preventing Falls from Vehicles – Welsh

Preventing Falls from Vehicles

Safe Use of Ladders and Step Ladders

Safety in Window Cleaning using Rope Platforms

Safety in Window Cleaning Using Suspended Platforms

Safety in Window Cleaning

Working at Height

Workplace Safety Health Welfare – 60 Page Book

OSHA Safety Programs – All

I will categorize these later – I promise – but for now – here are all of OSHA’s larger programs.  These include confined spaces, lockout tagout, etc.

Click links below for documents:

Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines

Stairways and Ladders

Sling Safety


Safe Patient Handling – Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes

Respiratory Protection – Small Entity Compliance Guide

Respiratory Protection – Assigned Protection Factors for the Revised Standard

Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management – Guidelines for Compliance

Portland Cement – Preventing Skin Problems

Personal Protective Equipment

Medical Records – Access to Medical and Exposure Records

Medical and Dental Offices – A Guide to Compliance with OSHA Standards

Lockout Tagout

Lead in Construction

Job Hazard Analysis

Heat Illness – Protecting Yourself in the Sun

Hearing Conservation

Fall Prevention – Training Guide – A Lesson Plan for Employers

Fall Prevention – Training Guide – A Lesson Plan for Employers – Spanish


Employers Rights and Responsibilities Following an OSHA Inspection

Emergency Response – Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness – Requirements and Guidelines

Emergency Response – Best Practices for Hospital Based First Receivers of Victims

Emergency Action PLans

Electrical Hazards – Controlling Electrical Hazards

Distracted Driving

Cranes and Derricks – Small Entity Compliance Guide

Construction Tunneling

Confined Spaces

Free Fall Protection Materials from OSHA – Residential Construction – English and Spanish

This took some work, but I compiled nearly everything I could find from OSHA on residential home construction – which we all know is largely lacking in safety.  This is a large number of documents – but if you are a home builder, this is necessary.

Yes – there are a lot of documents – but this covers many different subjects, and mostly English and Spanish.

Click Below for Documents:

Falls – Attic – Residential – English

Falls – Attic – Residential – Spanish

Falls – Exterior Walls – Residential – English

Falls – Exterior Walls – Residential – Spanish

Falls – Floor Joists – Residential – English

Falls – Floor Joists – Residential – Spanish

Falls – Job Built Ladders Falls – Metal Roofs

Falls – Reroofing – English

Falls – Reroofing – Spanish

Falls – Residential – English

Falls – Roof Repair – Residential – English

Falls – Roof Repair – Residential – Spanish

Falls – Roof Tiles – Residential – English

Falls – Roof Tiles – Residential – Spanish

Free! OSHA 1910 and 1926 App

Special thanks to commenter Seth, who alerted me to this app. Completely free, that has 1910 and 1926. I currently do not know if this is available for Android.

The app downloads the regs (about 32 meg), so it can be used without a connection.

Note – it has worked on my iPhone 5 but there are issues on my iPad. I will update if I learn anything. Also, if anyone knows if this is on Android, let me know and I will update this post.

Thanks again Seth:

Here is the app link: