On any construction project, there are a number of regulations that have to be followed. Many of the regulations put in place are there to protect workers as well as the public at large if the project involves hazardous material handling. It’s important that such rules be followed to make the site as safe as possible and also to protect the contractor from facing any fines or other penalties for noncompliance. Here are some of the most common rules that contractors must follow.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly referred to as OSHA, is the main agency that regulates safety for the construction agency, and there are a number of regulations contractors and subcontractors have to follow on job sites. Two main areas of emphasis for OSHA are fall protection and material handling.