Work Zone Safety Videos for Employees
This guidance document is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards [and other regulatory requirements]. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.
Cave-ins are predictable and preventable according to OSHA. Working around trenches can be dangerous. A cubic yard of soil can weigh 2700 pounds – that’s as much as a small truck. A person buried under a couple feet of soil can experience pressure to the chest causing suffocation. There is no room for risk-taking when working in trenches and excavations. A competent person is defined by OSHA standards relating to trenching and excavation activities. This program focuses on competent person and soil testing.
Lifting Safely In Construction - According to the National Safety Council and medical research, 20% of backaches are attributed to inflammation such as arthritis, 10% are due to actual back injuries and other miscellaneous causes, and 70% result from degeneration of spinal discs.
More construction workers die from falling from a height above six feet. General construction averaged eight scissor lift related deaths each year. Falls from an elevated platform are caused primarily by a worker’s unsafe act such as leaving gate chains unattached, propping the gate open, or climbing up on or leaning over the guardrail system. This program’s topics include scaffolding, causes of scaffolding injuries, basic operations, inspection, and safety checks.
PPE - It’s Not Your Call – Safety glasses, face shields, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, gloves, hard hats, respirators, they are called PPE for personal protective equipment. Your company has the responsibility to identify what PPE can best protect you from hazard and risks associated with your facility and your specific job duties and responsibility.
The goal of this training program is to help you understand some of your job responsibilities that include safety. Safety is a major part of your job, no matter where you work or what type of job you perform. Meets OSHA training requirements for training new employees on safety basics.
Backhoe Operations For Public Works - Backhoes are the workhorse of any construction and maintenance department. They perform a wide variety of tasks, they dig, scrape, compact soil, load material, break pavement, lift and with other specialized attachments, and do almost any required task. Since wheeled backhoes are pretty much the construction and maintenance standard, we will concentrate on the safety considerations for this equipment
Forklift Update For Experienced Operators - Anyone required to operate forklifts must be trained in a wide variety of topics including engineering principles, forklift operating rules, equipment characteristics, environmental hazards, operator maintenance, hazardous locations, surface operating conditions, site-specific operations, potential hazards, and other information.
Hazwoper - Site Safety And Health Plan - The purpose of the site safety plan is to establish requirements for protecting the health and safety of responders during all activities conducted at an incident. It contains safety information, instructions, and procedures.