As part of the United States Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by Congress to assure safe and healthy working conditions for private sector employers and workers across various industries, such as construction, maritime, and agriculture.
In the construction industry, which includes construction, alteration, and repair, OSHA is essential in identifying and enforcing workers’ rights and protections, while also helping employees to understand their responsibilities to employers.
The list of laws and regulations that caters specifically to the construction industry is broken up into 29 subparts that address a wide array of topics. Topics include:
- Occupational Health and Environmental Controls
- Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
- Fire Protection and Prevention
- Toxic and Hazardous Substance
For the full list of OSHA construction regulations, click here.