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Construction OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Safety Training

Construction safety is one of OSHA's top concerns. Construction is among the most dangerous industries in the country and construction inspections comprise 60% of OSHA's total inspections. In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that there were 751 fatal on-the-job injuries to construction workers – more than in any other single industry sector and nearly one out of every six work-related deaths in the U.S. that year.

Clas Consulting’s trainers that have been authorized by OSHA teach both the 10-hour and the 30-hour construction outreach courses. Upon successful course completion, students will receive Completion Cards from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The 10-hour program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards to entry-level participants. Currently, the OSHA 10 hour construction course is required in the states of New York, Nevada, Missouri, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for work on publicly funded projects of varying amounts. Additionally, the states of Nevada and Connecticut require the course to be retaken every 5 years.

The 30-hour program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards to intermediate and advanced level participants with some safety responsibility. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards. 

Both classes include:

Introduction to OSHA
This covers workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. Students will be given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities. 

OSHA Focus Four Hazards
Falls, electrocution, struck by and caught-in-between type accidents make up 90% of all construction fatalities. These are designated as OSHA’s Focus Four. By the end of “Focus Four” segment of the training, students will be able to recognize these significant hazards in construction, and be able to: 
        1. Identify major hazards 
        2. Describe types of hazards 
        3. Protect him/herself from these hazards 
        4. Recognize employer requirements to protect
workers from these hazards

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment

Health Hazards in Construction

Other topics often covered include:

o  Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators,

o  Confined Space Entry

      & Conveyors

o  Ergonomics

o  Concrete & Masonry Construction

o  Excavations

o  Fire Protection & Prevention

o  Powered Industrial Vehicles

o  Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal

o  Scaffolds

o  Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment

o  Safety &Health Programs

      & Marine Operations

o  Signs, Signals & Barricades

o  Rollover Protective Structures

o  Stairways & Ladders

      & Overhead Protection

o  Steel Erection

o  Tools - Hand & Power

o  Welding and Cutting

For those in the more advanced 30-hour class with some safety responsibility we add in a segment on Managing Safety and Health.  Managing Safety and Health includes information Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.



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