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Crane-related accidents are often serious, due to the cumbersome and heavy loads that are lifted. A small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, and disaster could strike. Once a load falls not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to safely move out of the way. A coworker could be injured, or expensive equipment could be damaged or destroyed... including the crane itself. OSHA has been so concerned about crane safety that they revised their crane safety r
There are a lot of hazards out there that can cause eye problems, so we need to learn how to take care of our eyes and protect them from injury, both on the job and at home. To help address these potential problems, this program is designed to present the fundamentals of eye safety to all employees. Topics include causes of eyestrain, wearing contacts at work, protective eyewear for flying particles and chemical splashes, welding helmets, selection and care of eyewear and responding to eye problems.
Every year over 10,000 people are killed and over 200,000 are disabled as a result of falls. Falls are the third leading cause of work-related fatalities. And 85% of all falls that occur on the job result in lost time. With these kind of dangers, it is easy to see why using fall prevention measures on a work site can save lives and money. In fact, as of February 1995, OSHA has mandated training for fall prevention in many work environments. With so much danger present when working above the gr
Throughout the day, our bodies encounter all types of hazards. We try to protect ourselves by thinking "Safety First" and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment; however, accidents can happen and people can be injured. No safety program is perfect. No matter what we do, accidents can still happen. A sliver of metal embeds itself in a coworker's eye. Someone in the warehouse falls victim to the summer heat. A friend at lunch starts choking on a sandwich. These types of situations oc
Our hands, wrists and fingers are valuable tools, the most valuable we'll ever own. Whether we're completing a project at work or playing catch with the kids, our hands are involved in just about everything we do. In fact, we use our hands and wrists so much that they are exposed to a multitude of hazards. If these types of hazards go unchecked, they can cause real problems. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that we can protect and care for our hands and wrists. To help remind employees
This program addresses the major education and training requirements in OSHA's Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Handling of Chemicals (GHS) Hazard Communication Standard. Topics include Safety Data Sheets, GHS Labeling Specifications, various classes of hazardous chemicals, exposure and spill response and personal protective equipment.
When we use them correctly, ladders make our jobs easier, and make us more productive. They allow us to work comfortably in places that are ordinarily out of our reach. In fact, it's hard to imagine what we'd do without them, but we've got to be careful, because whenever we're on a ladder there's always the possibility we could fall. If they're used incorrectly, ladders can lead to accidents and serious injuries. This program will help employees to understand the basics of ladder safety and wha
This program is designed to present information on the nature of PPE and to help employees reduce or eliminate potential injuries in their work environments. Topics include the OSHA PPE Standards, protective helmets, eye and face protection, respiratory protection, protective gloves and safety shoes.
To help employees understand rigging safety, this program is designed to present basic information about rigging. Topics include the latest OSHA crane and rigging regulations, use of hand signals, equipment inspection, sling and hitch selection, sling angles, lifting loads safely, moving and landing loads and protective gear and clothing.
This program provides an introduction to various safety issues construction workers face on the job while stressing that maintaining concentrations is the key to staying safe on a constructions site. Topics include good housekeeping, personal protective equipment, using tools and equipment safely, ergonomics, safe lifting and emergency response.
Whenever someone leaves the ground, the risk of an accident increases dramatically. With more than 10,000 scaffold-related injuries reported each year, OSHA has mandated that workers be trained on how to safely erect and use these valuable work platforms. Whether they are erecting or working on a supported scaffold, workers need to understand that the dangers associated with this type of equipment can be minimized with proper training, preparation and maintenance. This program highlights the
From ensuring that the hanging devices are attached to structurally sound objects to clearing a platform of unnecessary materials and debris, workers can reduce the odds that they or their coworkers might be involved in an accident when using a scaffold. Too many workers, however, approach scaffolds with a lack of knowledge about the hazards and limitations of these temporary work surfaces. No matter what type of suspended scaffold a worker uses, they need to understand that the dangers associ
This program is designed to present fundamental information on the following topics regarding lead exposure: routes of entry, symptoms of lead exposure, exposure risk assessment, actions required by air monitoring, use of respirators and hygiene facilities, medical surveillance programs and medical removal.
In addition to the all familiar carrying, dumping, and spreading of loads, dump trucks can be outfitted with a wide array of attachments to make it, without question, the workhorse of the job site. Because they are so common, they have far too often been the source of serious injuries and fatalities. This program reviews the safe work practices dump truck drivers must follow to prevent these tragedies. Topics include pre-start up checks, refueling, driving preparations, inside the cab, operat
This program stresses the point that these workers must be responsible for their own personal safety. Construction Safety Specialist Bob Synnett discusses the hazards of construction work and what actions construction workers can take to avoid mishaps on the job. Topics include PPE, Excavation, Ladder Safety, Scaffolding, Fall Protection and Electrical Safety.
With over 25 years of experience as a construction safety professional, Bob Synnett is dedicated to teaching new and inexperienced workers how to stay safe on the job. In this program, Bob stresses that construction work is dangerous and that each person is responsible for his or her own safety on the jobsite.
Before work can begin in such a setting, a competent person must identify the hazardous conditions inside and around the trench and then determine the precautions that must be taken to control these threats and keep workers safe. This program reviews the various inspections and tests competent persons can perform to determine the type of soil that is present at the site of a trenching operation.
Because drivers are either too busy or have difficulty seeing employees in work zones, workers must be protected through proper traffic control at these sites. This program explains safe work practices and the equipment that goes along with them for work zones close to traffic. The program also discusses the preparations for setting up a safe work zone and how local and national regulations protect workers.
Even though ladders can be used to reach work that is high off the ground, only scaffolds offer large enough work areas to hold workers, supplies and equipment. While scaffolds make our jobs easier, we must know how to use them correctly to prevent serious accidents. In fact, an estimated 10,000 scaffold-related accidents occur each year. Employees who use scaffolding can prevent these accidents by using their required training and following safe work practices.
Suspended scaffolds are unique tools that allow us to work in high, hard-to-reach areas. Safety is a crucial issue when working above ground, as an estimated 10,000 scaffold-related injuries occur each year. To address this issue, OSHA has developed regulations specifically for workers who erect and work on scaffolds. These regulations require employers to train workers on the rules and regulations for suspended scaffolds before they use them. This video focuses on suspended scaffolds a