Updated publication outlines safe work practices in residential construction

Published on: July 17, 2020

The newly updated Safe Work Practices in Residential Construction is a comprehensive resource for preventing injuries and disease in the construction industry. It provides key health and safety information for prime contractors, homeowners, employers, and contractors.

Safe Work Practices in Residential Construction

Safe Work Practices in Residential Construction provides up-to-date information on working safely on residential construction sites, with a focus on the three main phases: planning, site preparation, and construction. Other topics include the hazards workers face when working at elevation, and tool and equipment safety.

This resource is for individuals with experience and for those new to the residential construction industry. Some featured highlights include:

  • Information on health and safety responsibilities
  • Common hazards and high-risk activities
  • Risk assessments
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Confined spaces
  • Traffic control
  • First aid
  • Demolition

This book replaces the previous version, Safe Work Practices for House Construction, and it can be downloaded from worksafebc.com. Print copies are available for purchase, and a Punjabi translation will be available for download in the fall.

For more information and resources, visit our pages on residential construction and restoration, renovation, and demolition.