OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Health & Safety

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The OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Health & Safety course trains construction supervisors in important practices of occupational health and safety. This program will assist employers in training supervisors for competent person status. This course will also provide instruction on OSHA regulations and requirements as they apply to the construction industry and teaches safety awareness, which assists workers and their supervisors in recognizing and reducing the risks of construction site and industrial hazards.

Why Should You Take This OSHA 30-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 30-Hour Construction Industry Health & Safety course teaches OSHA regulations and standards as they apply to the construction industry. The course covers practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting on-site hazards. It also teaches safety awareness and assists supervisors in recognizing and reducing risks in the workplace.

This program will assist employers in training supervisors for competent person status. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational health and safety. Training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.

Topics To Be Covered Include:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards
  • OSH Act, General Duty Clause, Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Whistleblower Rights, Recordkeeping Basics
  • Inspections, Citations, and Penalties
  • General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Competent Person
  • Value of Safety and Health
  • Fall Protection
  • Electrical
  • Struck by (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught in/between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
  • Health Hazards in Construction (e.g., noise, hazards communication and crystalline silica)
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Tools (Hand and Power)
  • Scaffolds
  • Stairways and Ladders

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: ›One constant in OSHA law is that all employees are to be trained on the hazards of their jobs before they start work (HAZCOM). ›A Contractor selects specific training based on the needs of his workers and the potential hazards on site.

›After an employee has initial training, employers must consult the Code of Federal Regulations for annual or specific incremental requirements. Workers who are exposed to greater potential harm have more frequent retraining.

Some OSHA Laws allow for retraining every three years, but there are exceptions if:

  • A potential hazard presents itself
  • A new danger, accident or near-miss incident is identified
  • There are employee job responsibility changes that require this specific training
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