A model safety program specifically tailored to the needs of residential remodeling companies has been published by the National Association of Home Builders, the Washington, DC-based NAHB announced.
The recently published Remodelers’ Safety & Health Program “contains the materials needed to effortlessly set up a safety program, and is intended to be used by management, who can take the safety program and provide it to each project site,” the NAHB said.
According to the NAHB, the program, intended to cover company employees only, is designed with small companies in mind, and includes forms and documentation aimed at assisting businesses establish an effective safety program without hiring an additional employee or consultant. The program is also flexible and editable so that remodelers can have a safety plan specific to each site, NAHB officials added.
“Residential construction can be a dangerous job, but with proper safety policies and programs in place, and diligent adherence to them, job sites can be accident free and efficient,” the NAHB said. “Having a written safety plan in place is essential to protecting workers and others on a jobsite.” The program is downloadable in English or Spanish from www.nahb.org, and can be display on jobsites.