OSHA Required Training
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):
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 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 FrequencyRe-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):
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 FrequencyNone specified.
Downloadable Manlift Training Resources (free):
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):
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)
Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging
Downloadable Cranes, Chains, Slings, Hoists, and Rigging Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Trench and Shoring Safety Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Hand Safety Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Materials Handling Training Resources (free):
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Heavy Machinery Operator Safety Tips
Many excavation projects require the use of machines that are complex to operate and require special certifications or licenses. You should never use these machines without the proper training, certificate, or license in order to cut down on the risk of accident and improper use.
Heavy machinery is used in a variety of areas and for many different reasons. From construction sites to the transportation of large industrial products, operators of heavy machinery are responsible for controlling a device that has great potential to harm themselves and people around them. Transporting massive amounts of heavy material across a wide area means lots of possibilities for small to serious injuries. As the operator of heavy machinery, you need to take your duties seriously. One moment of carelessness could lead to sever consequences. Below are some basic safety tips to help you no matter where the machinery is—in factories or construction sites, these tips will keep safety in the front of your mind and help you to pay special attention while performing your job as best as possible.
Before Operating the Equipment:
- Make sure it has been inspected and received regular maintenance.
- Always communicate with those around you. Everyone should be clear before moving or backing up the machinery.
- Never leave a machine on an incline without stopping the engine and engaging the parking break.
- Never allow people to ride or play on the equipment.
- When operating equipment on an active road, display flashing lights and a slow vehicle triangle.
- Be well rested and alert before starting the equipment. Get a good night’s sleep before each shift.
- Never operate heavy machinery if you have started a new medication or feel drowsy.
- Test all warning signals to make sure they are functioning correctly.
- Make sure that the area where you intend to use the equipment is clear of anything that might get in your way or cause a problem with the machine.
While operating the Equipment:
- Avoid distractions. No smoking, unnecessary talking, or texting. Focus on the job at hand.
- If something seems wrong with the equipment, stop, put the break on, and investigate before continuing.
Wear the proper gear
- Never wear loose clothing or anything baggy enough to get in your way or caught up in the machinery.
- Brightly colored clothing will help alert people to your presence and that the machine is in operation.
- Learn how to use a fire extinguisher and know exactly where they are located.
- Know the emergency procedure for your site, and how to respond in the event of a major fire, earthquake, or tornado.
- Know where a first aid kit is located and use it to clean any small wounds immediately.
- Keep your area and your own tools organized. Leaving out tools, or debris in walkways creates a hazard in the event of an emergency. Letting others borrow even basic equipment might be putting them at risk for injury if they don’t know how to use it properly.
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