The main goal of ForConstructionPros.com is to provide contractors and businesses in the construction industry with information, news, products and how-to articles they can incorporate into everyday life to help improve their businesses. One huge concern in the construction industry is safety. Contractors and businesses need to know how to keep their employees safe as well as what they need to do in order to be compliant with the changing safety rules and regulations.
Contractors and businesses not only need to keep up to date on safety information, but they need to make sure their employees are trained for safety on the jobsite and how to safely use construction equipment. Even if an employee has been working in the industry for years, making sure they are still familiar with and practicing safety while at work is essential. That's where training comes in.
Safety training is essential in the construction industry - business owners do want to make sure their employees are working safely and can return to the job and to their families day after day. But it's not always easy to fit training into a busy work schedule. One solution: train online from the comfort of the office.
One option is the OSHA Outreach Training Program. This program, which provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program teaches workers how to identify, prevent and eliminate workplace hazards. Recently, OSHA announced the availability of 25 online courses as part of the Outreach Training Program. The online courses allow for safety training without the need to bring someone in physically or to send employees out somewhere for training.
The online courses provide a variety of 10- and 30-hour classes designed for Construction, General Industry and Maritime. The courses are being offered through 10 OSHA authorized training providers. If you're looking to train - or retrain - your employees on safety in the construction industry, consider your options for online training as part of your safety program.