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OSHA Construction Ergonomics

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Online Training Certification Course

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This Construction Ergonomics training course presents an overview of the science of ergonomics and how it relates to safety in the construction industry. When proper ergonomics-based techniques are used on the worksite, worker fatigue, discomfort, and injuries can be dramatically reduced and sometimes eliminated. This course also emphasizes hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to all construction workers.

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What are the governing regulations?
OSHA Ergonomics: Enforcement states:

OSHA has developed industry specific guidelines to provide specific and helpful guidance for abatement to assist employees and employers in minimizing injuries.
Even if there are no guidelines specific to your industry, as an employer you still have an obligation under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) to keep your workplace free from recognized serious hazards, including ergonomic hazards. OSHA will cite for ergonomic hazards under the General Duty Clause or issue ergonomic hazard letters where appropriate as part of its overall enforcement program.

Who should take this course?
Since the potential of ergonomic hazards exist in virtually every construction task, this course is recommended for all construction workers.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: A 26-year-old worker was employed at a construction site running a jackhammer to break up concrete. He was young and healthy and did not want any of his co-workers to think he was not up to the job, so he kept silent when he started to feel tingling and numbness in the tips of his fingers when he was done with work for the day. As the weeks went by, the numbness progressed to severe pain and he found himself taking large amounts of aspirin to function. The pain in his elbows became so severe that it kept him awake at night. Over time, his symptoms worsened to the point that he was unable to grip the steering wheel of his car or hold a spoon properly. He was afraid to miss work because he was supporting his young family and needed to pay his bills. He did not want to complain and lose his job.

When he finally sought medical help, the nerve damage caused by the jackhammer and other vibrating tools he had used was so severe that he had to have major surgery on both hands and wrists. It was six months before he could get back the full functioning of his hands to grip a tool.

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Section 1-Course Objectives
  • Section 2-Introduction to Construction Ergonomics
  • Section 3-Why Do We Need Safety Training?
  • Section 4-Basic Concepts of Ergonomics
    • Your Body's Power Zone
    • How Your Hands Grip and Hold
    • Injuries Can Be Costly
    • Employee Turnover and Lost Days Can Be Costly
    • Reduced Productivity Can Be Costly
    • Common Injuries and Causes
    • Who is at Risk of Injury?
    • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)
    • Causes of CTDs
    • Symptoms of CTDs
    • Strains or Sprains
  • Section 5-Safety Standards
    • Safety Standards-OSHA
    • Safety Standards-CDC: NIOSH
    • Safety Standards-ANSI
  • Section 6-Safety Responsibilities
    • Safety Responsibilities of Employers
    • Safety Responsibilities of Employees
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Section 7-Ergonomic Hazards and Solutions
    • Floor and Ground Level Work Hazards
    • Floor and Ground Level Work Solutions
    • Overhead Work Hazards
    • Overhead Work Solutions
    • Hazards from Lifting, Pulling, Holding, and Handling Materials
    • Solutions for Lifting, Pulling, Holding, and Handling Materials
    • The Proper Way to Lift
    • Two-Person Lifting Tips
    • Hand-intensive Work Hazards
    • Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome: A Serious Matter
    • Hand-intensive Work Solutions
    • Reducing Injuries from High Vibration Equipment
    • Tips for Selecting Hand Tools
      • Tip #1: Know Your Work Space
      • Tip #2: Improve Your Work Posture
      • Tip #3: Use Tools that Allow for the Right Grip
      • Tip #4: Use Tools with Ergonomic Handles
    • Checklist for Selecting Ergonomic Hand Tools
  • Section 8-Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions
    • Reporting Symptoms of CTDs
    • Injury Response
  • Section 9-Summary
  • Section 10-Additional Resources
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Construction Ergonomics Training course consists of consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Construction Ergonomics online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Construction Ergonomics. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer -

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Construction Ergonomics safety training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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