OSHA Required Training
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.
Downloadable Hearing Protection Training Resources (free):
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 FrequencyNone specified.
Downloadable Electrical Training Resources (free):
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 FrequencyWhen there is a change.
Downloadable Lockout Tagout Training Resources (free):
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.
Downloadable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources (free):
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 FrequencyWhen 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):
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.
Downloadable Asbestos Training Resources (free):
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.
Downloadable Lead Training Resources (free):
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 FrequencyWhen there is a change.
Downloadable HazCom / GHS Training Resources (free):
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 FrequencyRetraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.
Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):
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 FrequencyRetraining 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):
Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)
Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Decontamination Training Resources (free):
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Downloadable Crane Safety Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):
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Annual Injury Rate
Demolitions Expert Safety Tips
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.
- 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!
- 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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