Adapting to New Construction Safety Regulations in 2024



Adapting to new construction safety regulations in 2024 helps keep your workforce safe. Because your employees are your company’s top assets, you must do what you can to protect against injuries and illnesses.

Staying current on construction safety regulations helps your firm maintain compliance. Having a strong safety record helps attract and retain construction employees. The results include lower hiring, onboarding, and training costs and a stronger bottom line.


Ensure your firm adapts to these new construction safety regulations in 2024.

OSHA Workplace Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Regulation

Starting January 1, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require certain employers to electronically submit additional injury and illness information on an annual basis:

  • Companies with over 100 employees must annually submit information from OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report.
  • This regulation covers certain sectors of construction, such as foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors and manufacturers of specific building materials.
  • The required data from 2023 must be submitted to OSHA by March 2, 2024.

OSHA will post some of the data on a public website for employers, current and potential employees, and other individuals to learn about a company’s workplace safety and health record and make informed decisions. The goal of providing public access to the data is to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses.

U.S. Department of Labor Proposed Rule for the Personal Protective Equipment Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule to clarify the personal protective equipment (PPE) standard for the construction industry:

  • The current standard does not clearly state that PPE must properly fit each affected employee.
  • The proposed change would clarify that PPE must properly fit each employee to protect them from occupational hazards.
  • The proposed rule is not expected to increase employers’ costs or compliance burdens.

Standard-sized PPE does not properly fit or protect women and other physically smaller construction workers. As a result, these workers can be exposed to potentially life-threatening hazards.

Examples of improperly fitting PPE include:

  • Helmets
  • Gloves
  • Vests
  • Respirators
  • Flame-resistant clothing
  • Steel-toed boots
  • Safety harnesses

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