Why Supervisors on Construction Sites Need Safety Training

constructionSupervisors play a key role in creating a safe work environment on construction job sites. As on-the-job representatives of management, their responsibilities include:

  • Role modelling and inspiring safe worksite behavior
  • Providing workers with appropriate safety training
  • Assessing the work environment for potential safety hazards
  • Conducting accident investigations
  • Helping to ensure that their company is complying with Federal and State OSHA regulations

In order for supervisors or workers designated by management with responsibility for others’ safety to be effective in their role, it is important that they receive training in the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards workers may face on construction worksites.

OSHA’s 30-hour Outreach Training course* covers specific OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to the construction industry, provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint, and is designed for those who have some responsibility for the safety of other workers. The OSHA Training Center is offering OTC 107 – OSHA 30-hour Outreach Training for Construction at its Dublin, California, location on March 23-26, 2015.

Supervisors and other workers with safety responsibility who are trained in hazard recognition and prevention can help support construction companies’ legal and ethical obligation to keep their construction jobsites safe, healthy and accident-free.

*OSHA’s Outreach Training Program is voluntary and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.

About the OSHA Training Center

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at its Center in Dublin, California, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized on-site safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit the OSHA Training Center website or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).

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