According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, over 20% of the 4,101 work-related fatalities in 2013 were in the construction industry. Working in construction can be very dangerous, so it's important for employers and employees to be knowledgeable about health and safety hazards in the workplace.
The most common causes of construction workplace hazards are falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught-in or between two objects. If these four risks were eliminated, nearly 500 American lives could be saved each year.
About Introduction to OSHA for Construction
Our construction industry certificate course is designed to help construction workers reduce their risk of onsite hazards. Topics covered include the specific federal OSHA policies, procedures, and standards you need to understand to prevent these risks and many other workplace catastrophes.
With our convenient 100% online model, this course is perfect for laborers, supervisors, and anyone else working in the construction industry. Construction professionals who further their education and experience with OSHA certificate courses see dramatic reductions in the number of work-related accidents and health concerns.
This course is offered by the University of South Florida and is not a course or program of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a University of South Florida Certificate of Completion and .1 CEUs.