workplace safety

No Construction Company Is Immune To Workplace Hazards, Vermont Building Contractors Are No Exception

The construction industry contributes close to 4% of America's workforce.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 1034 construction workplace fatalities in 2016. We've all heard horror stories of workplace catastrophes, injuries and near death experiences on the job site.  There are four major causes of construction fatalities, falls, electrocution, being struck by an object and getting caught in between or inside a piece of equipment or an object at the job site.  Although we do our best, accidents and injuries do happen. One can only imagine the pain and suffering that could have been avoided had there been appropriate safety procedures and staff training in place. Safety should always be at the forefront of everyone's mind while on the job. The Builders License Training Institute offers online video courses designed to assist you in identifying, reducing and eliminating construction-related hazards. They are well worth the price tag and a few hours of your time if the information they contain saves you or your workers from unnecessary and avoidable dangers. Check them out below.

Construction Safety Standards

Course Description

This six-hour video course is a review of the safety codes required for residential construction.  Students will be able to understand and describe the basic components of a construction safety program.  They will recognize the hazards inherent at a construction job site and describe ways to prevent those hazards.  Finally, students will learn the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee in observing established safety practices.

Learning objectives are provided to facilitate understanding and progress.   Informal progress checks throughout the module will help you review and measure your understanding of the material.  The assessment at the end of each chapter accurately reflects learning objectives.  A 70% score on each assessment is required to move on to the next chapter.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.
  • Identify the hazards that prompt the use of fall protection for workers at the job site.
  • Outline at least three procedures that must be followed in order to control and minimize workplace hazards.
  • Create a working emergency action and fire prevention plan.
  • Name factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations, and identify how to reduce those hazards.
  • Summarize "best practices" for proper handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials.

Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety I

Course Description

Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Examples include residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large-scale painting jobs. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, faulty ladders, unguarded stairs and scaffolds, and improperly designed egress routes. OSHA safety standards are designed to reduce on-the-job injuries; health standards to limit workers' risk of developing an occupational disease.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.
  • Identify the hazards that prompt the use of fall protection for workers at the job site.
  • job site at least three procedures that must be followed in order to control and minimize workplace hazards.
  • Create a working emergency action and fire prevention plan.

Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety II

Course Description

Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Examples include residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large-scale painting jobs. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as excavation cave-ins, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, and hazardous materials.  OSHA safety standards are designed to reduce on-the-job injuries; health standards to limit workers' risk of developing an occupational disease. This three-hour online video course is designed to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Name factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations, and identify how to reduce those hazards.
  • Outline at least three procedures that must be followed in order to control and minimize on-the-job injuries.
  • Summarize "best practices" for proper handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.

A little time spent learning how to avoid catastrophe now will save you and your workers time, in the long run, cleaning up after the unthinkable. Start now by educating yourself and workers about job site safety. You'll save time and money by always playing it safe.

 

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