Green Construction

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Dec 01, 2015
E-fact 71: Hazard identification checklist: Occupational safety and health issues associated with green building

https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/e-facts/e-fact-71-hazard-identification-checklist-occupational-safety-and-health-issues-associated-with-green-building/view

This checklist accompanies the e-fact on the same topic and aims to help identify the potential hazards to workers’ safety and health associated with green buildings.

Source: European Agency for Safety & Health at Work

Dec 01, 2015
E-fact 71: Hazard identification checklist: Occupational safety and health issues associated with green building

https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/e-facts/e-fact-71-hazard-identification-checklist-occupational-safety-and-health-issues-associated-with-green-building/view

This checklist accompanies the e-fact on the same topic and aims to help identify the potential hazards to workers’ safety and health associated with green buildings.

Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Sep 01, 2012
Safety Goes Green

Http://www.ohscanada.com/news/safety-goes-green/1001678926/

This article by Canada OHS, addresses green building sustainability efforts and the relationship to workplace safety.

Source: OHS Canada

Apr 01, 2012
CDPH/FACE: Preventing falls in the solar industry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imiFPy2DZkM&feature=youtu.be

As the use of solar energy continues to grow in California and the U.S., an increasing number of solar installation workers are exposed to fall hazards that can cause injury or death.

Source: CDPH

Nov 01, 2011
EHS Today: "Green" construction Workers May Face Additional Safety Risks

http://ehstoday.com/construction/news/green-construction-safety-risks-1130/

This November 30, 2011 article by Laura Walter in EHSToday addresses results from the study "Identification of Safety Risks for High-Performance Sustainable Construction Projects."

Source: EHS Today

Sep 01, 2011
Summary of the Making Green Jobs Safe Workshop

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-201/?s_cid=3ni7d2fb091520111100am

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)launched the Going Green: Safe and Healthy Jobs initiative to make sure that green jobs are good for workers by integrating worker safety and health sustainability.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2009
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Going Green - Safe and Healthy Jobs

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/PtD/greenjobs.html

NIOSH and its partners are developing a framework to create awareness, provide guidance, and address occupational safety and health issues associated with green jobs and sustainability efforts. Keep checking back to this page for updates.

Source: NIOSH

Mar 01, 2009
Solar Construction Safety Manual (PDF)

http://www.coshnetwork.org/sites/default/files/OSEIA_Solar_Safety_12-06.pdf

A report by the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association provides a comprehensive overview of the worker safety hazards encountered in the solar industry. This material has been made possible by a grant from Oregon OSHA, Department of Consumer and Business Services.

Source: OSEIA