Best Practices To Keep Your Construction Workers Compliant


Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. Even though it accounts for only 3% of all jobs in America, construction accidents account for 10% of all workplace injuries and fatalities. That's why companies must take extra precautions to ensure their employees stay safe—especially if they want to avoid paying hefty fines and other penalties. Here are some best practices that will help you keep your workers compliant with OSHA regulations:

Put safety first

It is always a good idea to put safety first. After all, safety is one of the primary reasons that you got into this business in the first place. If your workers don't feel safe, they will not be able to work effectively and efficiently. Ensuring that they are safe at all times will help them focus on their work and keep them happy with their jobs.

Regularly update training materials

  • Regularly update your training materials.
  • Ensure that the materials are up to date by reviewing them with a qualified safety professional.
  • Make sure that the workers who will be using the materials also review them.
  • Get your legal department involved in this process, too, as well as your insurance provider if you have one.

Provide the best possible equipment

To ensure your workers are compliant and safe, you should provide the right equipment for each worker. The right equipment could include:

  • Safety equipment such as hard hats, eye protection, and ear protection
  • PPE such as respirators, goggles or face shields, and work boots.
  • Training on how to use these items properly.

If your workers are using the wrong kinds of safety gear or lack proper training in its use, they may be at risk of injury or illness due to exposure to hazardous substances. This can result in increased expenses for medical treatment which could lead to further costs down the line if an employee is unable to return quickly enough after an injury due to their health being compromised by improper PPE use during construction work activities like painting/glazing etcetera..

Audit your compliance program regularly

  • Audit your compliance program regularly.
  • How often you choose to audit your program will depend on the size of your company, the number of employees, and other factors. For example, a large organization with hundreds of employees will likely need to review their compliance program more frequently than a smaller one with just 10—but both organizations should be auditing their programs regularly.
  • Identify gaps in your compliance program.
  • When conducting an audit, the first step is identifying any gaps or weaknesses in your existing procedures and policies. This can be done by comparing what's written down with how things are actually being done on-site (and whether they're being followed at all). It's also worth reviewing how well you've communicated information to employees as well as ensuring they know where to turn if they have questions about compliance issues related to their tasks or assignments—this way everyone is on the same page when it comes time for someone else's checkup!

If you're fastidious about safety, your business can avoid fines and accidents.

If you're fastidious about safety, your business can avoid fines and accidents.

Safety is a priority at every level of an organization. It's a shared responsibility between management and employees. Safety is required by law in many industries, but even if it wasn't, it would still be a moral obligation to protect the people who work for you and those impacted by your construction or maintenance projects. And beyond all that, there's one very good reason why safety should be on top of your list: It's just good business sense!

Safety is cheap insurance against lawsuits and costly accidents that can bring down even the most powerful companies in their tracks overnight. But there are also some less obvious advantages to keeping your workers safe: For example, studies have shown that employers with committed workplace health programs have lower turnover rates than those who don't put as much emphasis on it—which means reduced recruitment costs over time (not to mention better productivity).


We hope that these tips have given you a good sense of what it takes to make your construction company compliant with OSHA. By incorporating these best practices into your business, you’ll be able to maintain a safe workplace and avoid fines and accidents.