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Demolitions Expert Safety Training

Along with construction workers and the operators of heavy machinery, demolitions experts put themselves at risk for serious injury and exposure to dangerous materials every day. Demolitions experts are responsible for one of the most dangerous aspects of construction. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Demolitions Experts.

OSHA Required 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

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

Fire Extinguisher OSHA Regulation: 1910.157(g)

When OSHA Requires Fire Extinguisher Training:

When fire extinguishers exist in the workplace, the employer should train employees on their usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):

  • Fire Extinguisher Training Powerpoint

  • Fire Extinguisher Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Fire Extinguisher Training Videos (paid):

  • Using Fire Extinguishers Safely by Atlantic Training

  • Portable Fire Extinguishers Protecting People And Property by Coastal Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Safety by Atlantic 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

Asbestos OSHA Regulation: 1910.1001(j)(7)

When OSHA Requires Asbestos Training:

Employees that are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the PEL limit shall be trained. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Asbestos Training Resources (free):

  • Asbestos Awareness Powerpoint

  • Asbestos Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Asbestos Training Videos (paid):

  • Asbestos Training by Atlantic Training

  • Asbestos Awareness Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Asbestos Cement Pipe Safety by Atlantic Training

Lead OSHA Regulation: 1910.1025(l)

When OSHA Requires Lead Training:

Any employee that may be subject to lead at or above the 'action level'. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Lead Training Resources (free):

  • Lead Poisoning Powerpoint

  • Lead Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Lead Training Videos (paid):

  • Lead Exposure in General Industry by Atlantic Training

  • Lead Exposure in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Lead Safety Awareness: Uncovering the Dangers by Summit Training

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 Atlantic Training

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets Training Video by Atlantic Training

  • HazCom (GHS) in Healthcare Facilities by Atlantic Training

First Aid OSHA Regulation: 1910.266 App B

When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:

In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.

Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):

  • Basic First Aid Powerpoint

  • First Aid Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

First Aid Training Videos (paid):

  • First Aid by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid: React & Respond AHA by Summit 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

  • ppe refresher

    Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Eye Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Eye Safety Powerpoint

  • Eye Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Eye Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Eye Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety: No Second Chances by Summit Training Source

Decontamination

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Decontamination Training Resources (free):

  • Decontamination Powerpoint

  • Decontamination Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Decontamination Training Videos (paid):

  • HAZWOPER Decontamination Procedures by Atlantic Training

  • Decontamination A Matter Of Life by Coastal Training

  • Decontamination 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

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

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

Injury Risk

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

2.2% (rough approximation based on construction industry) 2.2% Annual Injury Rate

Demolitions Expert Safety Tips

Quick Tip

Approximately 1-2% of demolitions require explosives. Most demolitions are accomplished with simpler tools like sledgehammers, jackhammers, and various saws.

Along with construction workers and the operators of heavy machinery, demolitions experts put themselves at risk for serious injury and exposure to dangerous materials every day. Demolitions experts are responsible for one of the most dangerous aspects of construction. It’s their job to tear down whatever is in the way of a new structure, using big machinery and even explosives. To keep yourself and those around you safe from harm when deploying these dangerous techniques, you need to know what to expect from each demolition and follow a strict pattern of safety at each and every site. Keeping the following tips in mind when you are going into a demolition will help to make sure that you are aware of safety for yourself and everyone around you.

Stay Organized

  • Keep all tools organized. Knowing exactly where your tools are, and keeping them with you will make you more efficient and less susceptible to bad accidents.
  • Demolition leads to a huge mess, and messes mean the potential for accidental falls or covering up dangerous objects on the ground. Try to limit these hazards as much as possible by quickly clearing debris and clutter away after a demolition.
  • Communicate with your co-workers. Make sure they are aware of exactly what you are going to do and when, so that they can stay out of harms way during a demolition.
  • Know the location of a nearby fire extinguisher and how to use it effectively.

Wear the proper protective equipment at all times.

  • Masks: to protect your breathing from harmful chemicals, and debris, like drywall particles and lead paint fumes that can cause serious respiratory illness. Only use approved masks that are strong enough to filter out these industrial grade chemicals.
  • Gloves: have the right gloves for the right job, especially when handling electrical equipment, make sure your gloves are properly insulated.
  • Bright Colored vests. During a demo, with so much noise, smoke, and debris flying, you want to make sure that you are visible to your co-workers in case something goes wrong.
  • Steel toed boots: Never wear an open-toed shoe into a construction site. This is asking for serious injury including broken bones and possibly loosing a toe!

Tool Safety

  • Keep all tools serviced and inspected regularly.
  • Never use a tool that has a frayed or old power cord.
  • Use the right tool for the right job to avoid over exerting yourself and the equipment.
  • Make sure you know how to operate the machinery. Never use a tool for the first time on a demolition.

Fall protection is one of the most important things on any construction site.

  • Double check scaffolding. Scaffolding should be properly assembled and have a stable base to ensure maximum support.
  • Always stay within the recommended weight limit for scaffolding.
  • Be cautious when working on a roof.
  • Make sure that walkways are kept clear of debris and clutter to make easy evacuations in case of emergencies.

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