If you are in the Construction Industry then you know the dangers that come your way on a daily basis. One major hazard on job sites is being “Struck By” an object or piece of machinery. In fact, being “struck-by” an object is one of the “Fatal Four” hazards that leads to fatalities on a construction site. That’s why this “Struck By Hazards Training for Construction Workers” is so important.
What is Covered in This Struck By Hazards Training for Construction Workers:
- What are the “Fatal Four” hazards in construction?
- Falls from Heights (ladders, scaffolding, work platforms, etc)
- Being “Caught-In or Between” two objects
- and being “Struck-By” an object
- OSHA recognizes four types of Struck-By accidents (a falling object, a flying object, a rolling item, or a swinging item)
- What are some examples of falling objects on a construction site? (piping that falls off a truck, bricks that fall from scaffolding, hammers fall from a second story, etc)
- What are some examples of flying objects? (nails shot from a nail gun, a hammer head flies off while in use, etc)
- What is an example of a rolling object that might injure a worker on a construction site? (cars, truck, or heavy equipment operating on the job site, traffic passing through the site, etc)
- What is an example of a swinging object hazard? (a crane carrying a load hits a worker, a worker is struck by the arm of an excavator, etc)
- What roll does Personal Protective Equipment or PPE play in avoiding being injured when being struck by an object?
- Why it’s important to inspect your hard hat before you put it on and what to look for while inspecting it
- Why is proper footwear such as work boots so important to a construction worker?
Additional Points Taught in this Struck-By Training:
- How to avoid being struck by a vehicle on the construction site (be aware of traffic at all time on the job site, stay alert, use caution and keep your distance, etc)
- Why are backup alarms so important but also, why workers should never rely on them alone as a safety measure
- What role do spotters or flaggers play when moving vehicles or heavy equipment around a work site?
- In regards to cranes, excavators and other heavy equipment, what is the “Swing Radius” and why is this important?
- What role does hand and power tool inspection have in reducing struck-by injuries?
- How to protect against accidents from nail guns, powder actuated tools, and other tools that fire materials
- How to protect yourself and co-workers when working with concrete or masonry walls
- Why tools need to be secured when doing any type of aerial or overhead work
- and much more…
Training your construction workers on how to avoid being “struck-by” an object is crucial. Keeping your workers safe will keep your business running smoothly. This Struck By Safety Training for Construction Workers Training will help you do just that. Available as an English speaking DVD or USB stick this training should be part of any Construction Safety Training Program.