Safety First & Always

Commitment to Safety

Construction safety is a tough subject to talk about, especially for those that have experienced, witnessed, or had a crew member go down because of a major injury, or worse. But that is exactly why its vital to expose potential hazards and proactively rectify possible incidents before they even happen. The Residential Construction Initiative lead by LARA is focusing on helping employers protect workers on the job site through exposure and providing access to better resources.  Check out some of their information below.

From LARA and the Residential Construction Initiative:

Residential construction has experienced moderate growth these past few years, which has contributed to the higher injury rates and fatalities in construction.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total case incident rate (TCIR) for Michigan construction increased from 2.6 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in 2011 to 5.0 in 2012.  Over the last five years (2008 – 2013) over 37% of construction fatalities in Michigan have occurred in the residential industry.  The following resource has been developed to assist employers and employees in protecting their workers from common hazards associated with residential construction.

Fatality Summaries
Worker falls to his death installing shingles on a dormer.
Worker falls 28 feet from a rough terrain work platform.
Worker died from head injuries when struck by nail from pneumatic nail gun.
Worker was electrocuted when aluminum extension ladder hits power line.
Worker died from fall from an extension ladder.
Complete List of MIFACE Case Studies
Training Resources
MIOSHA Residential Fall Protection Webcast
Construction Tool Box Talks
Safety In Residential Construction PowerPoint Handouts
Residential Construction Initiative Training Calendar
Complete list of upcoming MIOSHA Training
Part 45. Fall Protection
Part 1. General Rules
Part 6. Personal Protective Equipment
Part 9. Excavation, Trenching & Shoring
Part 11. Fixed & Portable Ladders
Part 12. Scaffolds & Scaffold Platforms
Part 19. Tools
Part 32. Aerial Work Platforms
Complete List of Construction Safety & Health Standards
Policies & Procedures
Residential Construction Local Emphasis Program
Residential Fall Protection Compliance Criteria (CSHD-COM-04-1R1)
Multi-Employer Work Sites (MIOSHA-COM-04-1R3)
MIOSHA Fact Sheets
Residential Fall Protection
Threshold Heights Requiring Fall Prevention/Protection
Dangers of Pneumatic Nail Guns With Contact Triggers
MIOSHA Fatal Facts: Falls That Kill
Highlights of the Fall Protection Standard
Falls – Unprotected Sides, Openings, & Floor Holes
Other Publications & Resources
Residential Inspection Checklist
Residential Construction Initiative Letter to Contractors
Residential Fall Protection Training Manual (SP-35)
Sample Fall Protection Plan for Residential Construction Work
Accident Prevention Program (SP-1)
Additional FAQ’s for Construction
OSHA Fall Protection in Residential Construction Resources
OSHA Construction eTool