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Construction Worker Safety Training

A construction site is one of the most dangerous work areas possible. Construction requires the constant use of tools, heavy machinery, and hazardous materials. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Construction Workers.

OSHA Required Training

Fall Protection OSHA Regulation: 1926.503(a)

When OSHA Requires Fall Protection Training:

Required for each employee that may be exposed to fall hazards. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change in the workplace or the employer has reason to believe that a trained employee does not have the understanding and skill necessary to perform the job safely.

Downloadable Fall Protection Training Resources (free):

  • Fall Protection Powerpoint

  • Fall Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fall Protection Training Videos (paid):

  • Fall Protection by Atlantic Training

  • Fall Protection: Prevent Falling with PPE by Atlantic Training

  • Fall Protection The Right Connection by Coastal Training

Ladder / Stairway OSHA Regulation: 1926.1060

When OSHA Requires Ladder / Stairway Training:

Employees that are required to use ladders or stairways should be trained on the hazards associated with their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Provide retraining so that the employee maintains the understanding and knowledge acquired from the training.

Downloadable Ladder / Stairway Training Resources (free):

  • Ladder Safety Powerpoint

  • Ladder Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ladder Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • ladder safety

    Ladder Safety by Atlantic Training

  • ladder safety

    Ladder Safety in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Stairways & Ladders by Coastal Training

Scaffolding OSHA Regulation: 1926.454

When OSHA Requires Scaffolding Training:

Required for employees that are required to work while on a scaffold. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change or when the employee is observed being unsafe.

Downloadable Scaffolding Resources (free):

  • Scaffolding Powerpoint

  • Scaffolding Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Scaffolding Training Videos (paid):

  • Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Supported Scaffolding Safety by Atlantic Training

Electrical OSHA Regulation: 1910.332

When OSHA Requires Electrical Training:

When an employee faces the risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by engineering controls. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

None specified.

Downloadable Electrical Training Resources (free):

  • Electrical Safety Awareness Training Powerpoint

  • Electrical Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Electrical Training Videos (paid):

  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I by Atlantic Training

  • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART II by Atlantic Training

  • Electrical Safety by Summit Training

Lockout Tagout OSHA Regulation: 1910.147(c)(7)

When OSHA Requires Lockout Tagout Training:

When an employee works in area that contains machinery that is locked out / tagged out. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable Lockout Tagout Training Resources (free):

  • Lockout Tagout Powerpoint

  • Lockout Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Lockout Tagout Training Videos (paid):

  • Lock Out Tag Out by Atlantic Training

  • Lock Out Tag Out Refresher by Atlantic Training

  • Lockout/Tagout Lightning In A Bottle by Coastal Training / DuPont

HazCom / GHS OSHA Regulation: 1910.1200(h)

When OSHA Requires HazCom / GHS Training:

Employees that may be exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

When there is a change.

Downloadable HazCom / GHS Training Resources (free):

  • HazCom / GHS Powerpoint

  • HazCom / GHS Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

HazCom / GHS Training Videos (paid):

  • HazCom (GHS) in Industrial Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets Training Video by Atlantic Training

  • HazCom (GHS) in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

Forklifts OSHA Regulation: 1910.178(l)

When OSHA Requires Forklift Training:

When an employee is required to use a powered industrial truck as part of their job duties. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Re-evaluation every three years; re-training if new equipment is introduced, an accident occurs, or if the operator is operating the equipment in an unsafe manner.

Downloadable Forklift Training Resources (free):

  • Forklift Safety Powerpoint

  • Forklift Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Forklift Training Videos (paid):

  • Forklift Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Forklift Certification Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Forklifts and Pedestrian Safety by Atlantic Training

Hearing Protection OSHA Regulation: 1910.95(k)

When OSHA Requires Hearing Protection Training:

Employees that are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Hearing Protection Training Resources (free):

  • Hearing Protection Powerpoint

  • Hearing Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hearing Protection Training Videos (paid):

  • Hearing Conservation Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hearing Conservation (PPE) by Atlantic Training

  • Ultimate Hearing Conservation by Atlantic Training

Manlifts OSHA Regulation: 1910.66(i)(1)

When OSHA Requires Manlift Training:

When an employee is required to operate a working platform as part of their job. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

None specified.

Downloadable Manlift Training Resources (free):

  • Manlift Operator Powerpoint

  • Working Platform Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Aerial Lift Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Aerial Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Aerial Lift Safety by Summit Training Source

  • Aerial Lift Safety by Atlantic Training

Confined Spaces OSHA Regulation: 1910.146(g)

When OSHA Requires Confined Spaces Training:

Confined space training is required for authorized entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors. Essentially this includes anyone who works in a confined space as well as the attendant. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

OSHA does not specifically require training. However annual retraining is an industry best practice.

Downloadable Confined Spaces Training Resources (free):

  • Confined Spaces Training Powerpoint

  • Confined Spaces Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Confined Spaces Training Videos (paid):

  • Confined Space Entry by Atlantic Training

  • Confined Space Entry Retraining by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Confined Space Entry by Atlantic  Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Back Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Back Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Back Safety Powerpoint

  • Back Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Back Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Back Safety by Atlantic Training

  • back safety

    Back Safety: Lift for Life by Summit Training

  • Back Safety: The Ergonomic Connection by Summit Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Trench and Shoring Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Trench and Shoring Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Trench and Shoring Safety Powerpoint

  • Trench Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Trench and Shoring Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Trenching & Shoring Safety Basics by Atlantic Training

  • The Competent Person and Soil Classification by Atlantic Training

  • Trenching & Shoring Safety by JJ Keller

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training

Crane Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Crane Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Crane Safety Powerpoint

  • Crane Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Crane Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • crane safety

    Crane Safety Training by Atlantic Training

  • Crane Safety: Overhead Operations by Summit Training Source

  • Safe Operation Of Cranes And Hoists by Atlantic Training

Materials Handling

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Materials Handling Training Resources (free):

  • The Back and Material Handling Powerpoint

  • Manual Materials Handling Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Materials Handling Training Videos (paid):

  • Materials Handling Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Manual Material Handling Safety by Summit Training

  • Material Handling Equipment Safety by JJ Keller

Construction Equipment

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Construction Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Construction Equipment Powerpoint

  • Site Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Construction Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • Aerial Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Scissor Lifts in Industrial and Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Crane Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging Training Resources (free):

  • Crane Operations Powerpoint

  • Cranes & Hoists Signals Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging Training Videos (paid):

  • Rigging Safety In Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Cranes, Chains, Slings & Hoists by Atlantic Training

  • Crane Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Power Tools Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Power Tools Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Power Tools Safety Powerpoint

  • Power Tools Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Power Tools Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand & Power Tool by Atlantic Training

  • Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Advanced Hand and Power Tool Safety Construction by Atlantic Training

Heat Stress

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Heat Stress Training Resources (free):

  • Heat Illness Prevention Powerpoint

  • Heat Stress Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Heat Stress Training Videos (paid):

  • Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • Heat Stress in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Hand Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Hand Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Hand Safety Powerpoint

  • Hand Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hand Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand, Wrist, and Finger Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Hand Safety by Summit Training

Fire Prevention

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Fire Prevention Training Resources (free):

  • Fire Prevention Powerpoint

  • Fire Prevention Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fire Prevention Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Fire Prevention by Atlantic Training

  • Fire Prevention in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

  • Fire Prevention in the Office by Atlantic Training

Welding and Cutting

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Welding and Cutting Training Resources (free):

  • Welding and Cutting Powerpoint

  • Welding Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Welding and Cutting Training Videos (paid):

  • Welding Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Safety Factors In Arc Welding and Cutting Operations by Atlantic Training

  • Welding Safety by Summit Training

Hazard Recognition

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Hazard Recognition Training Resources (free):

  • Hazard Recognition Powerpoint

  • Safety and Health Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hazard Recognition Training Videos (paid):

  • Hazard Recognition by Atlantic Training

  • Hazard Recognition: Out of the Ordinary by Summit Training

  • Workforce Hazard Recognition by Summit Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

3.017% Annual Injury Rate

Construction Worker Safety Tips

Quick Tip

There are as many as 24,882 work-related injuries a year due to falls on stairways and from ladders according to OSHA.

A construction site is one of the most dangerous work areas possible. Construction requires the constant use of tools, heavy machinery, and hazardous materials. As a construction worker, you not only have to focus on getting the job done right to ensure that the future structure is safe, you have to be paying constant attention to your surrounding to keep yourself safe. Following some basic steps and keeping certain things in mind can dramatically reduce the frequency of on-site accidents. Take a look at the following checklist to see if you are putting safety first at your construction site.

Avoiding falls

  • Ladder safety. Always use the right ladder for the right job. Never stand on the top of a ladder or attempt to use one that is too small to save time.
  • Scaffolding should be erected under close supervision and never constructed with unstable objects as a base such as barrels, boxes, or concrete blocks. Having secure, stable scaffolding reduces the risk of falling from extreme heights while working.
  • Never exceed the maximum weight a scaffold can support.
  • Make sure that stairs are not slippery or obstructed by objects and debris. Just because you aren’t on a roof or high up on scaffolding, doesn’t mean that a fall on stairs or ground level can’t lead to serious injury.

Electrical safety

  • Never put ladders and scaffold within 10 feet of power lines. Brushing metal up against a live power line can lead to electrocution.
  • Replace frayed or old electrical cables as soon as possible, and do care to make sure that no one is hurt by out of date equipment.

Tool safety

  • Only certified, well-trained operators should work large machinery like a crane or forklift. Anyone operating such a machine should have a good understanding of its use, dangers, and load capacity.
  • Never drive a forklift at unsafe speeds, and make sure everyone in the area is aware the forklift is in motion.
  • Make sure all forklifts, cranes, and other large equipment is inspected and maintained on a regular basis.
  • Keep all other tools well organized, never leave them out or lying around on the ground where others might trip or step on them.
  • Ensure proper training for smaller machines and tools, even a hammer can be dangerous if it isn’t used properly. Jack hammers, nail guns, power drills can be especially dangerous if the operator is not aware of how they work and how best to control them.

Wear the appropriate gear and clothing

  • Hard hats should be worn at all times. Small objects falling from high above can cause sever head trauma. If a hard hat sustains any damage, make sure and promptly replace it.
  • Protect your eyes and face from blowing dust and debris with goggles and breathing masks.
  • Wear only footwear that is slip and puncture resistant.
  • Make sure you have the appropriate gloves for the job you’re currently doing. Welding gloves for welding insulated gloves for electrical work, etc.

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