OSHA recently announced several new Outreach Training Programs as an orientation to occupational safety and health, for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Construction workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on specific hazards of the job.
Kathy Gill, founder of Tower Safety & Instruction in Phoenix, AZ, offers the OSHA 10 Hour and 30-Hour course at her facilities but, according to Gill, the longer course is “geared towards a supervisor, lead-man, upper manager or anyone who has some responsibility for safety and health.”
Per OSHA’s instruction, the training should emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 30-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card within six to eight weeks.
Gill said the course focuses on three hazards:
Struck-By (i.e. falling objects, trucks, cranes)
Caught-In or Between (i.e. trench hazards, equipment)
Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction.
Specifically for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:
Identify major hazards
Describe types of hazards
Protect him/herself from these hazards
Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards