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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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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Construction Ergonomics safety training certificate and wallet card.
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.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Construction Ergonomics Training course consists of consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
This Construction Ergonomics Training Course presents information on basic ergonomics practices designed for workers in the construction industry. It emphasizes hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to all construction workers. It also presents case studies to emphasize the benefits of ergonomics training in the workplace.
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
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.
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