The construction trades may seem like a target for OSHA scrutiny, but these jobs do have many serious accidents. OSHA has training classes for mangers and foremen to attend and -although time consuming- the number of man-hours possibly saved (along with fines avoided) make these an important help to any company.
Online training is also available and could be a great way to teach safety measures to those new hires that statistics show are more likely to get injured on the job. And they don’t have to take time off from work to get this training. It does require a fee of $79.00 but it is well worth it when you consider what this training may be helping an employee avoid.
All they have to do is log on to the OSHA campus website and sign up for the Outreach Construction Training Course. It is a ten hour course and is similar to many other online courses in that you can go at your own speed and stop when you are out of time and resume the next day. There are twelve sections and tests are administered after each section. Pass all the tests and you will receive a Department of Labor Card OSHA Outreach 10 Hour Card as proof you have passed.
Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Missouri have all made this course mandatory and more states may follow. It can only help you improve your company’s safety performance which means less lost hours and possibly lower workers’ compensation insurance rates.
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