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Healthy Workplaces - Employers - Construction

One of every five workplace fatalities is a construction worker. (OSHA)

Construction is a sign of progress and is a vital part of our society. The many areas of the construction industry, and the many workers that it employs, means there are a large number of potential hazards to be mindful of. Hazards in the construction industry can include:

  • Working in dusty environments
  • Working in areas of environmental (soil and water) contamination
  • Working with paints, finishes and solvents
  • Working with and around heavy equipment and machinery
  • Working at heights and in confined spaces


  • Provide training that helps employees avoid accidents and injuries.
  • Prepare Healthy and Safety Plans that outline all procedures on the job site.


  • Tailgate safety meetings take a few minutes each day, but gives you an oppurtunity to bring issues to the crews attention. And gives them the oppurtunity to point out issues to you, before they become a problem.
  • Encourage workers to be aware and report unsafe conditions and actions.

Learn more about hazards your employees may face. Select a link below:

Department of Labor
OSHA Consultation


OSHA e-Tool


NIOSH Health and
Safety Topic


Preventing Silicosis
and Deaths in
Construction Workers


Control of
Hazardous Dust
During Tuckpointing

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If you don't see your job on these pages, or have additional questions,
contact the Delaware Helpline at 1-800-464-HELP or
complete this online form. [ Text of Online Form ]

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