Safety Health Field Manual

This Safety and Health Field Manual is intended to cover some of the basic topics for use on the job site. Knowledge of safety and health standards is essential in reducing work-related injuries and illnesses and in maintaining a safe and healthful work environment.

This Field Manual is a product of the Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (“SWR Institute”).

The sealant, waterproofing and restoration contractor can use this Safety and Health Field Manual to help identify the key hazards and OSHA requirements in this industry. The work performed by sealant, waterproofing and restoration contractors covers one of the widest Download activities in the construction industry.

Contractors can use this Field Manual as part of an overall workplace safety and health program that promotes the culture of safety, where everyone takes personal responsibility for their own safety as well as those around them. It is also your responsibility and obligation to work safely and to correct unsafe acts, practices, and or conditions for the protection of yourself and others.

Safety & Health Field Guide

This Safety & Health Field Manual has been prepared by the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (“SWR Institute”) for use in the field as a quick reference tool of the basic safety and health topics for the job site. SWR Institute has merely compiled information from industry representatives and from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). Accordingly, SWR Institute, its members, employees and agents expressly disclaim any responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of the terms, methods, procedures, specifications, views and opinions discussed herein. As there may be other safety and health topics not specifically addressed herein which may apply to a job site, the employer should evaluate all of the factors pertaining to potential hazards at a particular worksite with respect to employee safety and health. This Safety & Health Field Manual should not be considered a substitute for a written Safety & Health Program, as required by OSHA, provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act or for any standards issued by OSHA or other federal, state and local agencies. SWR Institute, its members, employees and agents expressly disclaim any responsibility whatsoever for damages arising from the use, application or reliance on the recommendations and information contained in this Safety & Health Field Manual.COPYRIGHT NOTICE
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All rights reserved. This work may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically or mechanically, including photocopying, recording, or by an information storage and retrieval system without the prior written permission from the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute.

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GDA has consistently been raising the bar for the waterproofing industry and for their GC clients, through industry advocacy, sharing of lessons learned, excellent scopes at bid time, and through their informative “Caulktail Hour”s.

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