Recent changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standards have aligned the United States with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), and training is required to familiarize employers and employees on these changes by 12/1/13. For both Construction Industry and General Industry. » Register Today!
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It is estimated that 65% of the construction industry works on scaffolds, which is approximately 2.3 million workers. Protecting these workers from potential hazards could save 50 deaths, 4,500 injuries and $90 million every year. Our 1-hour OSHA Scaffolds Compliance Training details OSHA standards as they apply to scaffolding and gives specific details about individual types of scaffolds and what safety measures are needed to protect yourself and others from hazards.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death, accounting for 8% of all occupational fatalities from trauma. Our 1-Hour OSHA Fall Protection Compliance Training for the Construction Industry provides you with the tools to identify fall hazards and decide how to best protect workers by reducing or eliminating fall hazards in the construction industry.
OSHA estimates there are 24,882 injuries per year due to falls from stairways and ladders used in construction. Our 1-Hour OSHA Stairways and Ladders Compliance Training for the Construction Industry details how to prevent injuries consistent with OSHA standards. This course provides a thorough understanding of the rules and procedures of stairway and ladder usage in the construction industry.
According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, over 20% of the 4,101 work-related fatalities in 2013 were in the construction industry. Working in construction can be very dangerous, so it's important for employers and employees to be knowledgeable about health and safety hazards in the workplace.
The most common causes of construction workplace hazards are falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught-in or between two objects. If these four risks were eliminated, nearly 500 American lives could be saved each year.
Construction professionals have many different safety concerns, and how employees are managed has a huge impact on the number and severity of workplace injuries. It's critical for construction managers, supervisors, and employees to be knowledgeable about potential onsite safety hazards and have the capacity to respond to emergency situations.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required by OSHA to reduce employee exposure to hazards. Employers are required to determine if PPE should be used to protect their workers. Keep yourself and others safe by taking the Personal Protective Equipment 1-Hour Course.
It's common knowledge that construction relies upon the efficient handling and storage of various materials. Rigging involves lifting heavy items with cranes and other construction equipment, often at high elevations. Dozens of workers lose their lives in rigging-related accidents each year, most frequently when loads slip from the rigging setup, rigging equipment fails, and when electrical lines pose hazards.
A compliant business is only as good as the records it keeps. Federal law requires businesses to meet standards for employee health, safety, and environmental practices, and OSHA has been cracking down on recordkeeping violations.
OSHA requires many different types of employers to record and keep track of illnesses and injuries that occur in the workplace. Not only will keeping good records prevent costly fines for noncompliance violations, but records can also direct your attention to preventable injuries and illnesses for the future.
OSHA has developed a set of standards, procedures, and policies that are specifically relevant to the construction industry. These standards have been carefully decided by industry experts and are trusted to keep workers safe on the job.
Each year, serious fires take place at construction sites, work zones, and building refurbishment sites, causing severe injuries and material damages. Jobs sites that have large quantities of dry timber and ones that contain flammable materials, like insulation and adhesives, are especially prone to fires.
Construction worker injuries caused by welding, cutting, brazing, and soldering result in thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in material damages every year. These injuries often cause damage to the eyes, burns to the skin, and fires at the job site. Statistics estimate that the risk from fatal welding injuries is at least four deaths per 1,000 workers over a lifetime.
Construction is often viewed as a dangerous and risky industry to work in. This is because construction workers face many health and safety hazards on a daily basis as they spend their days at various job sites. Sharp, hot, and heavy equipment poses risks, and toxic materials can cause long-term health damage.
Recent statistics show that the fatality rate for excavation construction work is at least 112% higher than that in other construction industries. To help excavation workers stay safe, OSHA has established standards and policies to require a competent person who is capable of identifying and eliminating hazards to be present at every excavation site.
Electrocutions are the fourth leading cause of death among construction workers in the United States, accounting for an average of 143 fatalities per year. Our 1-Hour OSHA Electrical Compliance Training teaches you about common electrical hazards along with OSHA regulations and requirements for worksite safety and employee training.
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors
The construction and manufacturing industries require many types of specialized equipment, including cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, and conveyors. These types of equipment are used to move large and heavy loads, providing a critical link between construction design and project management. While each of these has its own specific purpose, each also comes with its own set of safety risks and potential hazards.
Private industry employers report over three million workplace injuries and illnesses each year, which is an incident rate of about 3.3 cases per 100 full-time employees. Most of these incidents are occupational injuries, within industries that produce both goods and services.
There's no denying that on-the-job hazards can pose risks to workers in any industry at any time. Whether you work in a factory, school, hospital, or office, there are many things that you can do to reduce your risk of injury and sickness on the job.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was created by the United Nations and serves as the international standard for Hazard Communication. Recent changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standards have aligned the United States with the GHS, and training is required to familiarize employers and employees on these changes. With our certificate program, you will learn important information about these changes to hazard classification, labels, safety data sheets, as well as employee training requirements.
Ergonomics is the science of a full range of tasks including, but not limited to, lifting, holding, pushing, walking and reaching. Many ergonomic problems result from technological changes such as increased assembly line speeds, adding specialized tasks and increased repetition. In this 1-hour OSHA Ergonomics Certificate course, you will learn the importance of ergonomics in the workplace and how to avoid ergonomic injuries by following OSHA guidelines.
OSHA created the lockout/tagout standard to cover the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the "unexpected" energization or start up of the machines or equipment or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. This OSHA Lockout and Tagout Certificate 1-Hour course, addresses practices and procedures that are necessary to disable machinery or equipment and to prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance and servicing activities are being performed.
Workers using machinery may be exposed to several hazards that can lead to injury or even death. In the process of removing or avoiding hazards, workers must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of equipment and safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards. In this 1-Hour OSHA Machine Guarding Certificate course, you will learn the purpose and importance of machine guarding in preventing injuries.
Millions of occupational injuries and illnesses take place while employees are at work every year. Some of these injuries are minor, while others fatal; however, they all take a toll on productivity, efficiency, and satisfaction on the job. No matter what type of industry you work in, health and safety concerns must be a priority in the workplace.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal injuries involving fires and explosions rose 21% in 2013, with 148 fatalities compared to 122 the previous year. Fire-related injuries don't just affect firefighters, but workers in many different industries, including transportation, manufacturing, and retail.
The majority of general industry accidents are caused by slips, trips and falls. In addition, 15 percent of those accidents result in fatalities. This 1-Hour OSHA Walking and Working Surfaces Certificate course teaches you the importance of identifying and protecting against hazards related to walking and working surfaces. This course and the OSHA standards contained within, apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only Domestic, Mining, and Agricultural work is performed.
We offer an OSHA 1-hour Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Certificate course that provides specialized and in-depth training for your industry. Learn about Bloodborne Pathogens and how to avoid exposure, learn how to create and implement an exposure control plan and how to train and teach your employees. You will know OSHA's standards and regulations and be able to apply them to best fit your needs.