The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its 20-year training program with the Builders’ Association. The training program targets workers in construction in Missouri and Eastern Kansas. The program also focuses on reducing the number of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities resulting from construction’s top four hazards. These include falls, struck-by, caught-in/between, and electrocutions. The program also trains workers on how to prevent other construction site hazards. Such as lacerations and amputations and lack of adequate machine guarding and lockout/tagout procedures.
All United States employees must comply with occupational safety and health standards regulated by Federal OSHA. OSHA 30 Construction is an online training course intended for workers with supervisory or managerial roles, which provides basic awareness and adequate knowledge about essential site safety topics as well as potential site hazards that workers are usually unaware of. The safety topics include but are not limited to Introduction to OSHA, OSHA Focus Four Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Materials Handling, Use, and Disposal, Ergonomics, and Concrete and Masonry Construction. Upon completing this online training, workers will receive the OSHA 30 card on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor. Simply put, this course not only builds the skills and proficiency of workers handling difficult situations but will also help their career build for the long run in the Construction Industry.