OSHA also will work with the National Association of Women in Construction to develop training programs, fact sheets and other outreach resources on musculoskeletal hazards, sanitation and PPE selection. The alliance will focus on these and other safety and health issues specific to female construction workers. Two key points from the new page:
- PPE must fit properly to provide effective protection, and PPE used by women should be based on female body measurement data. Women should make a point to test employer-provided PPE to ensure proper fit.
- In addition to compliance with OSHA regulations, employers should provide separate bathrooms for male and female workers, including hand sanitizer. If night work is required, bathroom facilities should be maintained in open areas that are well illuminated.
- Visit the new OSHA Women in Construction page.
- Download a Women in Construction quick card from the NC Dept. of Labor (pdf).
- Visit the NIOSH women in construction page.
- Browse PPE signs or Construction Safety signs at ComplianceSigns.com.
- Browse Restroom signs at ComplianceSigns.com.