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Residential Construction

Residential construction in Michigan has experienced growth within the past few years, which has contributed to the higher injury rates and fatalities in construction.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of residential fatalities in construction has increased by 5% in the past year.  The following resources have been developed to assist employers and employees in protecting their workers from common hazards associated with residential construction. 

Fatality Summaries
Worker falls to his death installing shingles on a dormer.
Worker falls 28 feet from a rough terrain work platform.
Worker died from head injuries when struck by nail from pneumatic nail gun.
Worker was electrocuted when aluminum extension ladder hits power line.
Complete List of MIFACE Case Studies
Training Resources
Construction Tool Box Talks
Safety In Residential Construction PowerPoint Handouts
Complete list of upcoming MIOSHA Training Programs:
Part 45. Fall Protection
Part 1. General Rules
Part 6. Personal Protective Equipment
Part 9. Excavation, Trenching & Shoring
Part 11. Fixed & Portable Ladders
Part 12. Scaffolds & Scaffold Platforms
Part 19. Tools
Part 32. Aerial Work Platforms
Complete List of Construction Safety & Health Standards
Policies & Procedures
Residential Fall Protection Compliance Criteria (CSHD-COM-04-1)
Multi-Employer Work Sites (MIOSHA-COM-04-1)
MIOSHA Fact Sheets
Residential Fall Protection
Threshold Heights Requiring Fall Prevention/Protection
Dangers of Pneumatic Nail Guns With Contact Triggers
MIOSHA Fatal Facts: Falls That Kill
Highlights of the Fall Protection Standard
Falls - Unprotected Sides, Openings, & Floor Holes
Other Publications & Resources
Residential Inspection Checklist
Residential Construction Initiative Letter to Contractors
Residential Fall Protection Training Manual (SP-35)
Sample Fall Protection Plan for Residential Construction Work
Accident Prevention Program (SP-1)
Additional FAQ's for Construction
OSHA Fall Protection in Residential Construction Resources
OSHA Construction eTool