Employees in the building and construction industry face a number of hazards every day from working with hand and power tools to exposure to hazardous chemicals. Their accident and injury rate is so high that OSHA has made building and construction companies a "target industry" placing added emphasis on working with them to try and combat this problem.
OSHA.COM's new "Construction Safety Series" teaches employees to spot hazardous situations and reviews what they can do to work safely and accident-free. The eighteen programs in the series cover important general safety and regulatory compliance topics. The video/DVD programs are available separately, or as part of a Construction Safety Kit. Kits contain a video or DVD on one of the series' topics, posters to remind employees to "Think Safety" and a supply of booklets to reinforce the safety message. Certain regulatory compliance kits also include a manual.
A special "Construction Safety Package" is also available. This package contains programs on 12 different safety and regulatory compliance topics.
The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute "chapters", so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute "Tailgate Meetings" or "Toolbox Talks."