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Construction Focus Four Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1926

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This focus four hazard training is a supplement to job-specific construction training. Course content include applicable regulations, risks, key safety practices, and the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers.

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the country, and workers face numerous on-the-job hazards every day. While all construction hazards are serious, a specific group of hazards, the OSHA "focus four," are the leading cause of construction site fatalities. The focus four hazards are falling, being struck by moving machinery/objects, getting crushed or caught in between objects/equipment, and being electrocuted.

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This OSHA focus four training is designed for anyone who works in the construction industry. This safety training reinforces industry safety guidelines to help prevent injuries and deaths related to the OSHA construction focus four hazards.

Case Study: You may be aware that OSHA requires detailed reporting of at-work injuries and illnesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also releases reports based on these findings. In 2017, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this means that for every 100 full-time employees, 2.8 were injured or fell ill on the job. While that number may seem high, it represents a decline in nonfatal workplace injury and illness. According to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), private industry employers reported 45,800 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2017 than the year before.

Key Takeaways: As we continue to become more aware of workplace hazards (and continue to implement safety measures), we also continue to improve workplace safety and its subsequent statistics. Be a part of the solution and not the problem. Commit yourself to workplace safety and to promoting and following your workplace's safety and health plan.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA standards are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards. The following OSHA regulations are covered in this course:

  • Fall hazards
    • Subpart L, Scaffolds
    • Subpart M, Fall protection
    • Subpart R, Steel erection
    • Subpart X, Stairways and Ladders
  • Struck-by hazards
    • Subpart E, Personal protective and lifesaving equipment
    • Subpart V, Electric power transmission and distribution
    • Subpart Q, Concrete and masonry construction
    • Subpart CC, Cranes and derricks in construction
  • Electrical hazards
    • Subpart K, Electrical
  • Caught-in/Caught-between hazards
    • Subpart I, Tools, Hand and power
    • Subpart O, Motor vehicles, mechanized equipment, and marine operations
    • Subpart P, Excavations

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to OSHA
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • The History of Worker Protection
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Who Is Covered by OSHA?
  • State Plans
  • OSHA Regulations
    Rights and Responsibilities
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
  • Employee Rights
  • Employee Responsibilities
    OSHA Inspections
  • OSHA Penalties + Reputational Damage
  • OSHA Citations
  • OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Whistleblower Complaints
  • What Employees Can Expect After Filing an 11(c) Whistleblower Complaint
    Protecting the People
  • Understanding the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • PPE Examples
  • Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Safety and Health Program
    Construction Focus Four
  • Introduction to Fall Hazards
  • The Six-Foot Rule
  • Examples of When Fall Protection Is Needed
  • Examples of Falls from Heights in the Construction Trades
  • Unprotected Edges of Elevated Work Surfaces
  • Overhand Bricklaying and Related Work
  • Controlled Access Zone
  • Roofing
  • Accidents Related to Unprotected Edges of Elevated Work Surfaces
  • Scaffold Hazards
  • Basics of Scaffold Safety
  • Portable Ladder Hazards
  • Safe Ladder Use
  • PPE and Other Safety Requirements Related to Fall Hazards
  • Guardrails
  • Safety Net Systems
  • Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS)
  • PFAS Components
  • PFAS Inspection
  • PFAS Checklist
  • Positioning Device System
  • Additional Fall Protection Systems
  • Safety Monitors
  • Fall Restraint Systems
  • Protection from Falling Objects
  • Other Hazards that Require Fall Protection
  • Employee Role in Safety
  • Employer Requirements to Protect Workers from Fall Hazards
  • Fall Protection Plans
  • Fall Protection Training
  • Verification of Training
  • Focus on Falling Hazards
    Introduction to Struck-By Hazards
  • Examples of Struck-By Accidents in Construction
  • Types of Struck-By Hazards
  • Struck-By Flying Object: Nail Guns
  • How to Prevent Nail Gun Injury
  • Nail Gun Injury Information
  • Examples of Struck-By Flying Object Accidents
  • Struck-By Falling Object
  • Struck-By Swinging Object
  • Struck-By Rolling Object
  • Safety Precautions Related to Struck-By Hazards
  • Motor Vehicle Precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Employer Requirements to Protect Workers from Struck-By Hazards
  • General Employer Requirements for Protecting Workers
  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment
  • Training to Prevent Struck-By Accidents
  • Focus on Struck-By Hazards
    Introduction to Electrical Hazards
  • Electrocution
  • Major Electrocution Hazards in Construction
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Major Hazards of Contact with Energized Sources
  • Major Hazards of Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords
  • When Hazards Become Fatalities
  • Protection from Electrocution Hazards
  • Maintain Safe Distance from Overhead Power Lines
  • Use Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
  • Receptacle GFCI
  • Temporary/Portable GFCI
  • Circuit Breaker GFCI
  • Example of No GFCI In Use
  • Electrical Hazard Safety Guidelines
  • Employer Responsibilities to Protect Workers from Electrocutions
  • Focus on Electrical Hazards
    Introduction to Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazards
  • Examples of Caught-In or Caught-Between Accidents in Construction
  • Types of Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazards
  • Examples of Accidents Involving Unguarded Moving Parts and Machinery That Is Not Locked Out
  • Types of Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazards
  • PPE and Other Safety Requirements Related to Caught-In Or -Between Hazards
  • Employer Requirements to Protect Workers from Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazards
  • Focus on Caught-In/Caught-Between Hazards
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 7 hours to complete this 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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as falling, being struck by an object, getting electrocuted, or caught in between machinery or equipment.

To ensure worksite safety and regulatory compliance, construction focus four training should be conducted at least annually. Additional training may be required if there are changes in the workplace or types of fall protection systems/equipment that render previous training obsolete. This focus four hazard training online course meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.7 CEUs (or 7 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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