If you are under age 18, there may be limits on the hours you work, the jobs you do, and the equipment you use. Likewise, your employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Learn more about young worker rights and safety.
Ladder safety training instructs safe ladder practices in construction and painting, building and custodial services, warehousing, power, manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas, and at home.
Trenching and excavation hazards are one of the most hazardous construction operations and injuries and fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. The primary hazard of trenching and excavation is employee injury or death from collapse or cave-in.
OSHA requires that every forklift operator be trained and certified to operate the powered industrial truck in the workplace, and that the operator’s performance be evaluated under the provisions of 1910.178(l)(3) every three years.
During the first week of April each year, National Public Health Week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
OSHA recommends Outreach training as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Some states require OSHA Outreach training and have enacted laws mandating the 10hr and/or 30hr OSHA training requirements. Likewise, some employers, unions, organizations or other jurisdictions may also require OSHA Outreach training.
The lockout/tagout standard establishes the employer’s responsibility to protect employees from hazardous energy sources on machines and equipment during service and maintenance.
Aside from the obvious benefit of keeping employees safe, healthy, and productive – along with meeting the OSHA workplace safety standards – health and safety training makes financial sense for employers.
Construction safety education and training are important tools for informing workers and managers about hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive.
Safety hazards are unsafe working conditions that that can cause injury, illness and death. Safety hazards most commonly include tasks related to working at heights, chemicals, housekeeping, electrical, forklifts, lockout/tagout and confined spaces.