Instructor: J. MacDowell
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 occupational disease. This 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:
- 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 jobsite.
- 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.
This course covers:
- Role of OSHA
- Record Keeping
- Employee/Employer Rights & Responsibilities
- OSHA Resources
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Falls in Construction
- Stairways and Ladders
- Egress/Fire Protection
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