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Construction Safety Training – The Role of Videos in the Training Session

Good construction safety practices benefit everyone involved. By reducing the numbers of injuries and deaths, they also lower property damage, legal liability, workers’ compensation claims, and time missed from work. A good safety training program helps the employer keep up with safety training requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If the workplace embraces a safety environment in which every employee helps promote proper safety procedures on the job, then employees both new and experienced will be invested in having a safe work environment. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concluded after a 1998 study that training in creating and maintaining a comprehensive safety culture at work is proven to help prevent workplace injuries and deaths. Construction related training videos are a great medium for this education.

One of the best ways to emphasize the importance of a safe work culture while satisfying OSHA regulations for safety education is to hold regular safety training in which employees watch safety related videos that specifically spell out the required safety rules and practices. One workplace environment in which safety training is absolutely essential is the construction site. Because of the many hazards of this workplace regular safety training and an on-the-job mindset of the importance of safety are vitally important.

Some of the top violations that OSHA finds in construction sites include the following:

* Inadequate fall protection

* General safe workplace practices

* Aerial lift safety

* Improper use of ladders

* Hazard communication

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