What is a safety training program?

When it comes to safety training, no matter what the industry happens to be, safety training is a must. Employers are in charge of making sure all of their employees have the proper training, which will help prevent accidents within the company. A safety training program takes you through the step by step process of learning how to complete your job not only properly but safely. The program teaches employees not only how to complete their job, but how to use the tools and or machines the safe way in various working conditions. Without a proper safety training program, employees will be at a higher risk of accidents, incidents and possibly even death.

How do you create a safety program for a construction business?

When first starting a construction business one very important key is a well put together safety program. One out of every five worker deaths occurs in the construction field. By promoting a culture of safety and also creating a smart and effective safety program can help a company have fewer accidents. You must first start by having your safety plan in writing. You want to be sure that the written safety program represents the type of construction work your company provides. Remember to also speak about the different machines, the proper way to operate them, the proper safety gear and any other safety procedures you feel your employees need to know to keep them safe while working. As the owner, you must lead by example. This means that you also follow and practice your safety program. By doing this you will show your employees that you are committed to the program. To get all employees on board with safety, it is best to not only provide the proper protective gear needed but to also offer them the hands-on training to help them perform their job effectively and safely.

Is OSHA training required annually for a construction business?

OSHA training for employers and employees on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. When it comes to annual training OSHA recommends current employees attend an annual refresher training that goes over all of the safety training that you have learned before. While completing the refresher training, that is the time to ask questions about things you are not sure about. You must remember these training are put in place to be sure employers and also employees are conducting themselves safely while performing their job duties.

What are the four basic elements for OSHA’s health and safety program?

The four basic elements for OSHA’s health and safety program are as follows:

  1. Management Commitment and employee involvement- Having a management team that is committed to their safety and also their employee’s safety. Having employee involvement gives employees the chance to establish and communicate a safe and clear goal for a safety and health program.
  2. Worksite Analysis- The examination of the worksite to identify any current hazards and the ways to fix and also prevent them from happening.
  3. Hazard prevention and control- acknowledging the fact that there is a hazard and taking the time to go through the proper steps to correct it.
  4. Safety and health training- Addresses the safety and health responsibilities of all personnel.

How do you do safety training?

For all new employees, it is a good idea to attend a new employee orientation where new workers will have the chance to go over the safety manual and also get hands-on training. When it comes to teaching a safety training course, it is a good idea to not only provide classroom training but to also offer hands-on training. You should be able to adapt your training program to fit everyone’s skill level. Never rush through training; you want to be sure that the employees get all of the proper information needed to complete the job tasks. Be sure to offer a safety training manual so that employees can have a guide to go back to if they are not sure about anything. Be sure that at the end of your training program ask if anyone has any questions, just to be sure that everyone is on the same page with the job site safety.

Reasons to use TET to train your heavy equipment operators:

  1. Some of the most qualified instructors to teach operating training
  2. We bring training to your site
  3. Customized program to meet your needs
  4. We offer a mix of classroom work and hands-on training
  5. All of our instructors have a minimum of 10 years’ experience related to the operation of heavy equipment
  6. We help companies lower the chance of accidents by providing proper training and also inspections on heavy equipment
  7. At the completion of the training, candidates will receive an OSHA recognized completion certificate.

Barb Fullman- CEO of Total Equipment Training
About the Author

As the owner of Total Equipment Training, Barb Fullman has been an active contributor to the heavy equipment training industry for over 23 years. Barb, a Penn State University graduate, is recognized as the highest ranking women-owned heavy equipment training business in the US. As a leading authority and provider of heavy equipment training, training manuals and tests based on OSHA Standards and Regulations, Total Equipment Trainings’ client list is composed of most of the Fortune 1000 companies focusing on energy, construction, heavy highway, and manufacturing.

Barb’s motto is “Stay safe, stay up to date”. She is committed to up-to-date & technically correct training, whether it is via in-person or through our library of online heavy equipment resources. With over 50 OSHA qualifying training topics to choose from with TET, the most popular heavy equipment training subjects are mobile cranes, NCCCO, all “dirt equipment”, rigging, crane inspections, and train-the-trainer.