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Why Should You Take This OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Course?
The Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted to provide on-the-job safety and health conditions for American employees. The act established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and assigned it a general duty to ensure that employers keep their workplaces free from hazards likely to cause death or serious harm to employees. The act also gave the Secretary of Labor the authority to impose more specific duties or standards to certain high-risk industries by adopting additional standards if necessary.
Despite overall improvements, annual accident statistics have shown that the construction industry remains one of the most hazardous to workers. Each year, more than 1,000 construction workers die and 400,000 more suffer injuries or illnesses on the job. Because of this, the Secretary of Labor, in conjunction with OSHA, set forth specific standards for the construction industry. These can be found in 29 CFR Part 1926.
The construction industry standards designate the specific conditions required by all construction-industry employers. The standards are revised annually and cover a variety of construction work and processes, from residential to commercial. Construction-industry employers are legally bound to comply with these standards, as well as any related 29 CFR Part 1910 general-industry standards that also apply.
The OSHA 10-Hour Construction outreach training program trains construction workers in important topics of occupational safety and health hazards. Taught by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authorized trainers, this 10-hour training program provides instruction on OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to the construction industry, and teaches safety awareness, which assists workers in recognizing and reducing the risks of construction site and industrial hazards on the job site. This safety training outreach course is required by many Federal and State jurisdictions in order to work on construction and industrial sites. Participants will receive a course completion card after finishing the program. Online OSHA training is also available for this class.
This course is intended to provide an entry level construction worker general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter on the job. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational health and safety. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their work. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.
Topics To Be Covered Include:
Compliance Code: 29 CFR 1926 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
Commonly Asked Questions:
Q: Why can I be cited under a general-industry standard when working in the construction industry?
A: Although 29 CFR 1926 covers a variety of construction standards, hazards still exist that are not included. In order for OSHA to properly address these hazards and protect employees, they do cite employers under both standards when necessary.
Q: How does an employer know whether it is covered by the general-industry or construction standards?
A: Copies of the standards are available for purchase from OSHA, or they can be downloaded free of charge from OSHA's website. Both 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926 are easy to follow, read and access through OSHA's user-friendly site.
Please Note: Â›One constant in OSHA law is that all employees are to be trained on the hazards of their jobs before they start work (HAZCOM). Â›A Contractor selects specific training based on the needs of his workers and the potential hazards on site.
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Safety Dynamics, LLC is a full service Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) consulting firm. Based in Brooklyn, NY, we serve the Tri-State area and beyond. Our services include safety and quality management for construction firms, and construction safety and environmental training courses. Safety Dynamics, LLC has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Safety Dynamics has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Authorized Provider status, Safety Dynamics is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Our management team and staff are approved for work in multiple agencies including NYC Transit, NYC Housing Authority, and DEP. Our instructors are not only OSHA-authorized; as part of our safety management staff, they have extensive knowledge of and experience in the field. With credentials that include, but are not limited to, the NYC DOB Site Safety Manager License, FDNY Construction Site Fire Safety Manager Certification, C-5 De-leading for Industrial Structures Certification, and Asbestos Inspector License, our instructors are well-qualified to deliver the various courses we offer.