Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Advancing Worker Safety and Health

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Summary Statement

This is an OSHA concept paper exploring opportunities to integrate safety and health considerations into the growing movement for businesses to address environmental sustainability and social responsibility. While not focused on the construction industry, the paper includes examples from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification program and from CPWR – the Center for Construction Research and Training research as part of an overarching exploration of lessons learned and potential approaches to moving forward.
December, 2016