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Safety Training Programs to Implement for Your Construction Crew

Safety training is one of your best ways to avoid safety violations and accidents on worksites, and every employer is required to offer some form of training for their crew. Fortunately, there are many training programs that you can choose from to give your crew the training that they need to avoid accidents. If you need any further assistance with selecting the appropriate training programs for your jobsite after reading this article, consult one of the Nashville construction attorneys from Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. 

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OSHA 10-Hour

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers several courses that crew members can take to understand the potential hazards that construction workers face. The OSHA 10-Hour course is designed as an entry-level course for construction workers and focuses on the potential hazards that construction workers can face on construction sites.

Throughout the training, participants learn about the different problems they may come across and the safety measures necessary to keep themselves safe. It is recommended that every construction worker completes the OSHA 10-hour course at some point. Your workers can join the course at any one of the OSHA training centers. 

OSHA 30-Hour

The OSHA-30 Hour course is a more advanced training program that covers many of the same issues that the 10-hour course covers. However, this course goes much further into detail about hazards and safety protocols. It is intended for any crew member that has a higher level of safety responsibility and oversight. You can use it to improve the safety training of team leaders and managers.

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Specialized Hazard Training

Any construction worker that deals with hazardous materials should have extensive training on how to handle and use those materials. However, everyone that works on a construction site should have some training on hazardous materials in case of an emergency. There are training courses available that focus only on hazardous materials, their regulations, and how they are labeled. This can help prevent accidents involving workers that don’t understand the labeling system or handling methods. 

Specialized Equipment Training

Specialized equipment is used frequently in construction. Forklifts are among the most commonly used lifting tools. Before anyone gets near a forklift, they should be trained to use it properly. Failing to do so could result in serious injuries or fatalities. It’s important to enroll as much of your staff as possible in the process so that you have multiple people that are capable of using all of your equipment. It makes it much easier to get things done when you don’t have to rely on a single person to facilitate different operations. 

Training is one of the most effective ways of improving workplace safety. The more you can do to prevent accidents, the more secure you can make your construction sites. If you have any questions about the kinds of safety training programs your construction project may require, don’t hesitate to contact a Nashville contractor attorney from Cotney Attorneys & Consultants.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.