ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

Construction, Carpentry, and Lumber Handling Safety

There are many specific OSHA regulations surrounding Construction Safety,  and personnel performing duties in carpentry and lumber handling are potentially exposed to a wide variety of hazards in many different environments and locations.

Potential hazards include exposures to flammable and combustible adhesives, dusts, hazardous noise, eye hazards, working at heights above ground level, lifting hazards, electric and pneumatic power tools, and working with unfinished material which could expose them to splinters.

Many tasks are performed in areas of high pedestrian traffic; therefore, an additional hazard of possible distraction from the job task arises.Construction-First-Aid-2

Work Procedures, Controls and PPE

Personal Protective Equipment worn while operating machinery, equipment, and saws within the shop and on job sites normally consists of eye protection, safety-toe shoes, and hearing protection. Other safety related personal protective equipment are dust masks where workers are exposed to dust at the point of operation. The Safety and Health Manager shall be consulted to determine the need for dust masks.

Hard hats are required on job sites where the potential exists from being struck by falling object(s), e.g., roofing and construction.

Workers shall not leave a woodworking machine running unattended nor shall they attempt to clear, clean, or repair the machine while it is operating.

When maintenance is necessary, the machine shall be completely shut down, its control switches locked and tagged in the “OFF” position.

Chips or dust shall never be removed from machinery by hand.

Machine guards shall not be removed or made inoperative except for authorized maintenance. When guards are removed during machine repair, power control switches shall be locked in the “OFF” position and properly tagged. The machine shall remain locked until the guards are replaced.

Table Saw Operations

Personnel using the company table saw shall follow proper safety procedures.  The following safety table saw operations shall be followed:

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    Keep hands out of the line of cut when feeding table saws. Use a push stick when close to the blade.

  • Adjust saw to expose the least amount of saw blade above table and material being cut.
  • Always stand out of line of stock being ripped.
  • Hold stock being cut against a gauge when cutting with a circular table saw.
  • Always use the appropriate saw for the cut (it would be unsafe to rip with a crosscut saw or to crosscut with a ripsaw).
  • Avoid crosscutting long boards on a table saw.
  • Never adjust the saw or fence gauge while the saw is operating.
  • Designate the line of cut on the table top with a permanent mark when setting the gauge of a table saw without removing the guards.
  • Always use a brush or stick to clean or scrape sawdust from a saw.

Ventilation Systems


Machines that develop fine dust or other airborne contaminants shall be equipped with effective industrial exhaust ventilation. In shops where small numbers of installed machines are not continuously in operation, portable collection systems may be used.

Exhaust Ducts and Pipes-

These shall be constructed and sized to minimize clogging. They shall discharge into an enclosed container.


Refuse shall be removed daily in all operations that are not required to have an exhaust system or where the refuse cannot be handled by an exhaust system.

Storage and Handling of Lumber

Storage areas for lumber and other building materials can be potentially hazardous. For example, when lumber is stored upright, precautions shall be taken to prevent it from falling into aisles or passageways. Lumber stored in tiers shall be stacked, blocked, and interlocked and the stacks shall be limited in height so they are stable and secure against sliding or collapse. Furthermore, storage areas shall be kept free of accumulations of materials that constitute tripping, fire, or explosion hazards.

When workers cannot safely handle heavy stock, suitable mechanical lifting devices shall be used.

Gloves shall be worn by workers to reduce injury potential to the hands from splinters or from being pinched between the stacks. The accidental movement of the stacked material can cause serious injuries. Caution shall be taken not to disturb other tiers when removing partial stacks for use.

Manual handling is relatively safe if the proper lifting and carrying positions are used. Balanced handling is the key to safe handling.

Potential physical and health hazards can be effectively controlled by proper work procedures and controls, and by using required personal protective equipment.

OSHA Standards

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Construction Site First Aid Kits for Compliance & Safety

We realized that there is a need for an economical, straightforward, basic, no frills contractor first aid kit. Contractor First Aid Kits were developed to address the growing and under-served first aid needs of the contractor market. We strongly feel that every contractor should own a first aid kit to be prepared for all injuries that could happen on a job site. OSHA also requires that adequate first aid supplies should be available for employees. Also, these Contractors and Construction Kits are unique in that they are Doctor recommended as OSHA, ANSI/ISEA and Cal/OSHA compliant - we searched high and low for a kit that a physician would recommend to comply with California's strict OSHA guidelines for Construction and found these for you. You can even request a letter from our MD recommending this kit with your order!

Contractors' injuries are diverse, but their basic first aid needs are simple. Their jobs are strenuous, tiring, and the occurrence of minor injuries is extremely high. For minor injuries, an adequate first aid kit will allow the injured person or co-workers to administer first aid and get the employee back to work. For major injuries, the contents of a construction first aid kit can be used to provide care to the injured person, before an EMT or ambulance arrives. It could mean a matter of life and death. A construction site safety survey should always be conducted to ensure that the proper first aid supplies are available for the types of injuries that may occur at any jobsite. See our 10, 25 and 50 person OSHA & ANSI / ISEA Compliant Construction First Aid kits below... We've got your Construction First Aid Compliance needs covered! These kits are appropriate for Construction Work sites and Contractor use to comply with Federal OSHA regulation 1910.151(b), ANSI Z308.1-2009, ANSI Z308-1-2009 as well as Cal/OSHA 3400 section guidelines and Cal/OSHA Title 7, Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders §1512.

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