Job Site Safety

Work safely and reduce accidents

The Home Builders Association provides safety guidelines, information and resources through our affiliation with the Oregon Home Builders Association Central Safety Committee. The information and resources provided below are to help our members work more safely and reduce job site accidents.

Safety protocols and the need for a safety committee are mandated by the State of Oregon through Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To understand why you need safety protocols and  how to establish a safety committee, please visit the Oregon OSHA website. The Oregon OSHA also provides a quarterly newsletter, Construction Depot, focusing on safe work practices for the construction industry. Click here to view the latest Construction Depot newsletter.

The links below provide you with the most recent Safety Meeting Pages, which include information on a safety topic to be discussed at your meeting and a form to fill out in order to keep track of your meeting obligation. More information about job site safety and the current OHBA safety articles and news releases may be found on the Oregon Home Builders Association Codes & Safety page.

January 2015 Safety Meeting Pages

Accident Investigation

Fall Protection – Slide Guards

December 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Benefits of Walking

Drug-Free Workplace

November 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Welding Safety

Winter Driving #1

October 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Safety Committee – Meeting


September 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

GFCI Protection

Trench Safety

August 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Dumpster Safety

Personal Protective Equipment

July 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Heat Stress

Cement Safety

June 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Emergency Medical Plan

May 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

3-Point Contact

Pneumatic Nailing

April 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Ladder Safety

Gasoline Safety

March 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Early Return To Work

Effect of Attitude on Safety

February 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Fire Protection Programs

Bench Grinder Safety

January 2014 Safety Meeting Pages

Posting Requirements

No Accident

December 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Evaluating Your Safety Program

Fall Protection R & F Openings

November 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Winter Driving

Radial Arm Saw

October 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Safe use of table saws

3 point contact with power tools

September 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Does your company need a safety committee?

Compliance with grounding power tools and extension cords

August 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Gasoline Safety

Saw Safety

July 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Heat Emergencies

Trench Safety

June 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Heat Stress


May 2013 Safety Meeting Pages
May 8 is “Safety Break for Oregon” Day. To find out more about the state-wide event and how to schedule a Safety Break at your business, click here.

Fire Protection

Head Safety

April 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Cement Safety

Do Not Obstruct

March 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Personal Protective Equipment

Hand Tools – Striking Tools

January 2013 Safety Meeting Pages

Drug Free Workplace

Emergency Medical Plan

December 2012 Safety Meeting Pages

Fall Protection

Fall Protection Training Certification

Posting Requirements

November 2012 Safety Meeting Pages

Power Cords and Tools

Evaluating Your Safety Program

October 2012 Safety Meeting Pages

Winter Driving Safety

Written Personnel Policies

September 2012 Safety Meeting Pages

Table Saw Safety

Gasoline Safety

August 2012 Safety Meeting Pages

Does your company need a safety committee?

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