Why Construction Safety Training Matters?

The importance of construction safety training cannot be over emphasized. If you have never been on a construction site, you may not fully understand the magnitude of dangers lurking around every corner.

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Whether you are an old timer, or a brand new construction worker, you need to be fully aware of the current safety training provided by your employer. There are government agencies that track workplace injuries as well as fatalities, and the ideas that they generate in turn become laws and safety regulations. Most construction companies base their safety training template of these regulations. While some of the information contained in safety training programs may seem a little ridiculous, it is all based on previous incidents that have either seriously injured someone, or killed them. Construction workers have a one in 200 chance of dying on the job throughout their career. This represents a severe risk level. It is a risk that is clearly worth taking the time to get properly trained for.

Construction safety training is the main thing that stands between the construction worker, and possible death or injury. Standard operating procedures that take into account the safety regulations set forth by government agencies, if followed across all trades on a jobsite, can greatly reduce the risk involved. For example, what is the proper way to cover a hole in the floor? Can you simply place a piece of wood on top if it? Should you nail it down and make sure that someone can’t easily kick the cover away allowing someone to fall through?

Another literal death trap to construction workers, is working in a deep excavation. If you are not properly trained on how to dig and shore up an excavation, it is very likely that you will soon find yourself with several tons of dirt on top of you. These are the types of things that you must be trained in, or you can potentially put yourself and those around you in grave danger. It is ultimately up to you to ensure that you are safe on a job site; however, you must be properly trained to accomplish this.

There are over 130 million construction workers in the US. Falling, electrocutions, being struck by an object and getting caught-in or in between two objects are often referred to as the “Fatal Four”. Based on statistics, if these dangers could be eliminated, there would be over a 50% reduction in fatalities in the construction industry. These “fatal four” dangers have been studied intensively, and many new ways of deterring injuries of these types have been discovered. In order to know the safety tips, though, you must be properly trained in construction safety. Your gut instinct is not always going to be your best guide when it comes to construction safety. Some ideas that you will be presented, will even seem counter intuitive. With that being said, it is important to realize that once you have been trained, it will still take a conscious effort to put into action the things that you learn while attending the construction safety training sessions.

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Jennifer Winget is marketing professional who started writing as a hobby and now she is completely dedicated for that. She has written various informative articles and blogs for past five years related to business, finance, health and safety services.

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