The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency that was established with the paramount goal of guaranteeing safe and healthful working conditions for workers across industries. It achieves this by instituting and enforcing a set of standards that promote workplace safety and health. Moreover, OSHA extends its efforts to provide comprehensive training, outreach programs, educational services, and direct assistance, ensuring that all workers and employers have the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure workplace safety.
This course, which centers around OSHA's principles and regulations, offers a deep dive into the various hazards that may be encountered on a construction site, the corresponding precautions that should be taken, and the best practices that can be implemented to forestall construction worksite injuries and illnesses. It is designed with a focus on the needs of all construction workers, irrespective of their role or level of responsibility on the worksite. Furthermore, it is especially beneficial for those workers who have been explicitly entrusted with occupational safety and health responsibilities.
In this course, participants will acquire an understanding of the fundamental principles of occupational safety and health in the context of construction. They will learn to identify potential hazards, understand the risks associated with them, and apply the appropriate preventative and control measures. In addition to this, they will explore the key regulatory standards established by OSHA, ensuring that they can navigate and comply with these regulations in their professional roles.
Ultimately, this course aims to create a culture of safety awareness and consciousness in the construction industry, underpinning the belief that accidents and illnesses on the construction site are not inevitable but can be prevented through proper knowledge, preparation, and action. By equipping workers with this crucial knowledge, the course contributes to the overall mission of OSHA: to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of America's workers.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Our instructor graduated from IFE London, is a Mechanical Fire Engineer, an Occupational Safety and Health, Construction and General Industry Trainer, and an ISO 22000 Internal Auditor.
The training topics will run as VILT (virtual instructor led training) via Microsoft Teams.
The participants will get soft copies of the handouts at the starting date of the training;
The participants will get a soft copy of the certificates of completion at the end of the training;
The teaching modality will be as follows:
Presentations and educational videos
A live trainer (not a recorded training) for online training sessions
Interactive activities and games
Group work when possible
Sharing all training materials and tools
Understanding the Use of Scaffolds and Aerial Lifts: Safety Precautions and Best Practices
Ensuring Safety While Using Ladders and Stairways: Comprehensive Guidelines
Safe Procedures for Working with Electricity: Essential Protocols and Measures
Ensuring Safety in Excavation and Trenching: Recognizing and Mitigating Risks
Powered Industrial Trucks and Vehicle Safety: Operating Safely in Construction Environments
Dealing with Chemical Hazards: Recognizing and Reducing Exposure Risks
Navigating Health Hazards in the Construction Industry: Prevention and Response
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Selection, Use, and Maintenance for Optimal Safety
Confined Spaces in Construction: Understanding Risks and Ensuring Safety Procedures