Young Workers Rights and Safety

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

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 and Safety

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.

Forklift Training and Hazards

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.

States Requiring 10-hour 30-hour OSHA Training

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.

Why have a Workplace Safety Training Program?

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.

Common Workplace Safety Hazards

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.