The construction industry is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. In fact, in 2018 alone, over 21% of the work-related deaths in the U.S. were in construction. The good news is that with construction safety training, you can help to prevent these accidents and injuries and create a safer workplace.
What are the Top Causes of Accidents in Construction?
The top four causes of construction fatalities are known as OSHA’s Fatal Four:
- Falls which includes deaths from workers falling from heights, as well as fatalities from trips and slips.
- Struck by Object refers to any fatality or injury that occurs from an object, whether it’s a piece of equipment, tool, or debris, hitting a construction worker and causing harm.
- Electrocution includes deaths directly related to electricity.
- Caught-In/Between references any fatality caused by a worker getting stuck in between or crushed by large equipment.
Benefits of Construction Workplace Safety Training
While these odds may seem bleak, there is hope. One of the best ways to prevent construction injuries and deaths is with OSHA Outreach construction safety training. In fact, because construction workplace safety training is so effective, OSHA requires it for many workers.
Construction safety training covers common hazards, like the Focus Four, as well as the best ways to prevent them. Examples of what you’ll learn include how to select the appropriate personal protective equipment, how to use proper hand signaling, and how to safely use rigging.
Lucky for you, all of our construction safety training systems are OSHA-compliant so you can ensure you’re always adhering to OSHA regulations and can legally work in the construction industry in the United States.
Even better, our courses are 100% online and self-paced so you can sit down and complete your training whenever is convenient for you. Included in all of our courses is a certificate of completion so you have proof of your compliance for your employer and OSHA.