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.
For most people starting a new job can be confusing and even a bit stressful. There’s a lot to learn ranging from where the break room is to how to sign up for benefits to learning the new job itself. While no one expects a new employee to remember everything right away, it is important to make safety an immediate job priority.
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