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Out of 4,386 worker fatalities in private industry in 2014, 899, or 20.5%, of them were in the construction industry.
Construction work is unique in that is exposes workers to an incredibly large variety of hazards, perhaps more than any other job. Each task a worker performs in construction has its own individual hazards to be on the lookout for. Not to mention, the hazards caused by simply working in the same proximity as other workers doing different tasks.
Workers need to be trained not only on the hazards associated with their own jobs and tasks, but the potential hazards created by having others work around them. For example, workers at ground level on a construction site at a building being built need to be aware of the workers working above them and potentially dropping tools.
Not only does construction safety include keeping an eye on others at the job site, but it also ties into the big topic of proper PPE use.
From foot protection, all the way up to head protection, each construction job will have its own unique PPE requirements.
Additionally, slips, trips and falls are another huge topic to be considered in construction safety. Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of accidents in North America – yet one of the most avoidable. Of those 899 worker deaths, the leading cause was falls.
Use these resources to give workers an understanding of the various hazards they face, and all of the different safety measures that are in place to keep them safe. Make sure they understand how to avoid close calls in their job, avoid injuries caused by those around them, and are aware and capable of using the correct PPE.
Make the Call for Help Perfectly Clear
What would you do if you encountered an emergency, either in the workplace or outside?
Would you call for help? Would you know who to call and what to tell them?
Know When to Cool It in the Heat
Any workplace can be too hot for safety, both outdoors and in hot, humid conditions indoors. Whenever you’re exposed to heat, you’re at risk of developing heat illness.
Falls Through Openings
Falls through openings cause many deaths and serious injuries. These incidents can also cause terrible feelings of guilt if, say, one worker fails to securely cover a floor opening and another worker falls through it to his death.
Great Guns! Powder-Actuated Tools are Dangerous
Powder-actuated tools are a fast way to fasten wood or other materials to concrete. Used incorrectly, they are also a quick way to an injury. Also known as explosive-actuated, stud drivers or stud guns, powder-actuated tools are used in the construction industry and by weekend builders.
Raising the Bar for Wall Raising Safety
Raising a wall is a common task on a construction site. And it’s a task that endangers the safety of several workers at one time.
What’s The Danger
Depending on the size, wood-framed walls can weigh anywhere from 550 pounds (248 kilograms) to 2,500 pounds (1,134 kilograms). If anything goes wrong during the process, workers can lose control of the wall and be caught under it when it collapses.
You Can Help Make Highway Work Zones Safer
Highway work zones continue to have far too many traffic fatalities. Hundreds of people are killed in work zones each year. The victims include both construction workers and occupants of the vehicles trying to rush past them.
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Scaffold Safety Safety Video
Excellent training program for anyone working on or near scaffolding. Attention given to safety rules, operating procedures and safe use of scaffolding. Meets scaffold training requirements.
Toxic Mold: The Facts Safety Video
Toxic mold is a problem making headlines everywhere. It can cause allergic reactions or even serious illnesses if not properly handled. This video takes the mystery out of this sensitive subject and informs viewers of exactly what toxic mold is, the hazards involved, and some possible solutions.
Hand and Power Tool Safety Video
This video explains electrical safety, impact tools, wrenches, cheater bars, and miscellaneous safety when using hand and power tools, emphasizing safety behaviors and attitudes.
Working in High Heat - Construction Safety Video
Heat Stress in Construction Environments reminds employees that heat-related illnesses can occur in many situations, and reviews what can be done to address these situations. The video also discusses fundamental information on heat stress and other heat-related illnesses. Topics covered are situations that can cause heat-related illnesses, heat stress and the body’s cooling system, other heat-related illnesses, preparing to work in hot environments, engineering controls, treating heat-related illnesses and more.
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Construction is a hard job, and the potential for accidents and serious injuries doesn’t make it any easier. Ensuring that workers are able to recognize and guard against hazards can help prevent a lot of accidents, though. This course will teach employees the basics of staying safe on construction sites. Employees will learn how to recognize common construction site hazards, the use and importance of personal protective equipment, and how to identify safe housekeeping practices. This course is intended for construction employees who are new to the construction industry, and will give them the basic knowledge they need to start work on a construction site. This course can assist employers in meeting OSHA’s regulations for the construction industry.
Hand & Power Tool Safety
Tools are such a common part of our lives that it’s difficult to remember that they may pose potential hazards to our safety. This course will teach employees the importance of hand and power tool safety and how to achieve it. Employees who successfully complete this course should learn the common hazards of different types of hand and power tools, including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and abrasive-wheel tools and how to minimize or eliminate those hazards. This course is intended for general industry employees who, as part of their regular work duties, are required to use or work around hand and power tools. This course can assist employers with meeting regulations outlined in OSHA’s regulations on hand and power tools.
Falling is consistently one of the most common causes of workplace fatalities. Falls from as little as 4 to 6 feet can cause serious injuries, sometimes death. There are many different types of work and many different types of fall hazards. This course will teach employees the importance and practice of consistent fall protection. Employees will learn about fall hazards, how to identify fall protection methods and various safe work practices.
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