Did you know that you must instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury? You must also provide applicable standard-specific training such as for hazard communication/right-to-know, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, etc. Document all your safety training.
Some Administrative standards (Parts 29 CFR 1903 and 29 CFR 1904) and General Industry standards (29 CFR 1910) apply to the Construction Industry as well.
Weekly Tool Box Talks are a common method of providing project personnel information about jobsite hazards and/or jobsite safety procedures to prevent accidents, illnesses, and on-the-job injuries.
Note: Many companies demonstrate their commitment to safety through the requirement that all employees receive on-going safety and health training as outlined below:
- OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health Outreach Program – required for all Project Managers, Supervisory Personnel, Jobsite Safety Coordinators, and Estimators.
- OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety and Health Outreach Program – recommended for all project personnel.