Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job Site and at Home.

Listed are some useful health and safety resources and links:

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) created Construction Solutions Database as an online controls database based on the hierarchy of controls.  The database provides contractors and workers with safe solutions to potentially hazardous work thereby helping to eliminate/reduce worker injury, illness and death.

The National Safety Council (NSC) is a leading safety advocate for the past 100 years.  NSC engages businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to help prevent the third leading cause of death in the U.S. – preventable injuries.  Their mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

CPWR Online for Construction Research – A world leader in improving the safety and health of construction workers, and a handy resource for information on construction training programs, research findings and resources for your health and safety.

Toolbox Talks from CPWR – CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, has toolbox talks available on many topics.

Nail Gun Safety – NailGunFacts.Org provides information about nail gun use to provide training tools and to help reduce injuries, save lives, promote safe work practices and to inform regulators and other industry stakeholders who can make the safe use of nail guns an even greater priority.

Stop Construction Falls – The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction is a joint effort by government-labor-management to address the top cause of construction industry fatalities.

WISER – A system assigned to assist first responders in a hazardous materials incident.

Illinois Poison Center (IPC) – The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) delivers poison services throughout Illinois and operates a toll-free, confidential hot line, 800-222-1222, for health professionals and the public.

National Capital Poison – The poison center saves lives and reduces illness from poisonings – Call 1-800-222-1222 RIGHT AWAY!

EPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency – The federal agency whose mission is to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment.

811/J.U.L.I.E. – Call before you dig. This is the source for safe digging.

ComEd – Power line, energy, electrical, storm and outage safety.

IDPH – Illinois Department of Public Health – Promoting the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

ELCOSH – Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health.

  • Fatal Facts
  • Training
  • Hazards
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Others

NFPA – National Fire Protection Agency – Mission is to reduce the frequency of fire through standards, research and public education.

Fire Extinguishers – Informative site on selection, use and maintenance of fire extinguishers.

Safety Data Sheets – National repository of material safety data sheets including information on products and links directly to manufacturers.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Protects the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.

Government Recalls – Combines recalls from six federal regulatory agencies governing consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products.