Safety & Health

Ensuring members’ safety on the job is a top priority for BAC. Toward that end, BAC provides members with comprehensive health and safety information and training. BAC believes a well-informed worker is a safe worker. 

CPWR's Website Helps Identify & Control Silica Dust 
Breathing in dust containing silica, so common on many construction sites, can cause incurable illnesses such as silicosis. But silica can be controlled and workers can be protected. CPWR's website, Work Safely with Silica is a major step in helping workers do just that and in recognition, BAC is pleased to be listed as a "Supporter" on the site along with ICE – the International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

Masonry Research to Practice (r2p)
BAC, the International Council of Employers (ICE), and the International Masonry Institute (IMI), in coordination with CPWR –The Center for Construction Research and Training, are taking the lead in translating safety and health research findings into practical solutions on construction sites through their involvement in the  Masonry Industry Research to Practice [r2p] Partnership. In addition to advancing their shared goals of safer jobsites, BAC, ICE and IMI are working with CPWR to develop a model r2p partnership structure and process that other segments of the construction industry will be able to replicate.

Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction
Falls kill or injure more workers on the job than all other combined forms of workplace accidents.  This national campaign to prevent falls in construction is a government-labor-management partnership comprised of CPWR, NIOSH, OSHA, state government, private industry, trade associations, academia, professional and labor organizations, such as BAC.

Center for Construction Research and Training
CPWR provides the latest safety and health information, including hazard alerts, regulation updates and offers practical ways to improve safety and health for construction workers and their families.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC provides credible information to enhance health decisions, and promote health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control.

Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health
At eLCOSH you’ll find site safety planning for construction contractors, foreign regulations outlining labor-management safety and health committee requirements and more.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is the arm of the Department of Labor that sets and enforces standards; provides training, outreach, and education and encourages continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

AFL-CIO Safety and Health at Work
The AFL-CIO job safety and health website is designed to help all workers learn about their rights. It also provides the latest job safety and health information and resources.


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North America's Building Trades Unions
NABTU is dedicated to the stability of employment and economic security of organized construction workers in North America. Our purpose is to create more work opportunities, achieve living wages and protect benefit standards, not just for the members of our 14 national and international union affiliates, but for all construction workers.