Construction Worksite Safety

Course Introduction

Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.

For any part of the contract work, contractors or subcontractors cannot require any laborer or mechanic employed in the performance of the contract to work in surroundings or under working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to their health or safety.

Potential Hazards for workers in construction include the following:

  • falls (from heights)
  • trench collapse
  • scaffold collapse
  • electric shock and arc flash/arc blast
  • failure to use proper personal protective equipment
  • repetitive motion injuries

Key Topics

  • Scaffolds and Aerial Lifts
  •  Slips, Trips, and Fall Hazards
  • Skylights, Floor Holes, and Wall Openings
  •  Working with Electricity
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  •  Excavation and Trenching Safety
  • Cranes and Rigging Safety
  •  Powered Industrial Trucks
  •  Vehicle Safety
  • Forklift Safety
  •  Excessive Noise
  •  Radiation Hazards
  • Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
  •  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Target Audience

  • Employee
  •  Supervisor
  •  Manager
  •  Contractor