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Electrocution Hazards in Construction Part I

The first in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments Part I… Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in construction environments. There are a number of causes of shock, electrical burns and electrocution. If the power to electrical equipment is not grounded, the grounding path has been broken, or there are live parts or bare wires, a fault current can travel through your body. Even when a piece of equipment or a tool is properly grounded, it can instantly change from safe to hazardous because of extreme conditions or rough treatment. So employees need to know what hazards to watch out for and how they can protect themselves.

Topics covered in this program: Electrical hazards and electrocution, major types of electrocution hazards, power lines and GFCI’s, power tools and extension courses, lock-out/tag-out and more.


Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers and Supervisors in Construction Environments

50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs… and most of them have jobs

Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse… for Managers and Supervisors in Construction Environments discusses drug and alcohol abuse, the damage it causes to workers and the businesses that employ them, and what should be done to create and maintain a drug and alcohol free job site. Most substance abusers have jobs. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every ten employees has a drug or alcohol problem. A construction worker’s behavior “under the influence” can decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage their company’s reputation. Worst of all it can significantly increase the chances of worksite accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Topics covered in this program:

Substance abuse can affect a job site; which substances are abused; laws you need to know about; creating a drug and alcohol-free job site; education and testing, recognizing on-the-job substance abuse; and more.


Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees in Construction Environments

50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs… and most of them have jobs

Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse… for Employees in Construction Environments discusses the hazards of substance abuse, how employees can avoid them and what they can do to help keep their job site drug and alcohol-free. In the United States there are over 50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs… and most of them have jobs. Substance abuse directly affects a construction worker’s health, personality and ability to function safely on a work-site. It can also decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage their company’s reputation.

Topics covered in this program:

Substances that are often abused; alcohol, marijuana and other depressants; stimulants and narcotics; how people get “hooked”; drug dependency; becoming a substance abuser; alcohol and drug policies; overcoming substance abuse; and more.


Crane Safety in Construction Environments

90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error Crane Safety in Construction Environments is designed to remind employees that they are the key to preventing these incidents. While there are many different types of cranes, they all have the ability to make many jobs much easier by lifting enormous weight. But they also share the potential for disaster when they are not operated safely. Crane-related accidents can often be deadly, due to the cumbersome and heavy loads that are lifted. A small miscalculation, or a brief moment of inattention, and tragedy could strike. Once a load falls, not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. A coworker could be injured or killed, and expensive equipment or materials could be damaged or destroyed… even the crane itself.

Topics covered in this program:
Physical and mental preparation, equipment inspection, hazard assessment, boom cranes, jib cranes, overhead cranes, general and operational safety devices, crane operations, hand signals, and more.


Caught-In/Between Hazards in Construction Environments

Caught-In/Between Hazards are one of the top causes of fatalities in construction Caught-In/Between Hazards in Construction Environments provides the information employees need to recognize the caught-in/between hazards that are associated with construction tasks and avoid them before accidents happen. Caught-in/between accidents occur when a person is squeezed, caught, crushed, pinched or compressed between two or more objects. They are one of the four top causes of fatalities in construction work, and can result in serious injuries as well.

Topics covered in this program:
The three major types of caught-in/between hazards; vehicles and heavy equipment; powered tools and machinery; and more.