Safety Orientation for Construction
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Working in the construction industry brings with it many challenges and dangers. Whether you are a painter, carpenter, electrician, plumber or roofer, your health and safety is priority number one at the worksite.
Employers must have programs in place to ensure employees are not required to work in surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to their health or safety. Programs should provide for frequent and regular inspections of the job sites, materials and equipment by a competent person.
Employees need to be aware of the many different types of equipment that are utilized at the worksite. Such equipment might include forklifts, aerial lifts, bulldozers, excavators, and backhoes. Specific training on every piece of workplace equipment may not be required, but every employee should be cognizant of the characteristics and movements of the equipment. Only employees qualified by training or experience should be allowed to operate equipment and machinery.
Machinery, tools, material or equipment which are unsafe or not in proper working order must be identified as unsafe by tagging or locking the controls to render them inoperable or be physically removed from the site.
There are many safety rules and guidelines which should be followed. This video will assist in providing the proper and necessary OSHA required training for construction industry workers. This course will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete and will cover the following topics:
- Right Attitude = Safety
- General Safe Work Guidelines
- Flips, Trips & Falls
- Fall Protection
- Ladder Safety
- Back Safety
- Electrical Safety
- Hand & Power Tools
- Control of Hazardous Materials
- Confined Spaces
- Trenching & Shoring
- Fire Safety
- First Aid