If there's one thing we know, its that the construction industry is hectic. Keeping projects on schedule and under budget can be incredibly challenging in its own right, even without unexpected weather, safety hazards or personnel issues threatening to push a job off course.
Construction managers have a number of options at their disposal that can help make their jobs easier. That being said, they rarely have the time or bandwidth to consider just how helpful those tools can be, never mind take the time to implement them.
When it comes to health and safety training, however, construction managers might actually lose even more time by not providing these services. Investing in your employees' understanding of OSHA requirements can go a long way toward helping keep them safe, which can help you do your job even better.
According to a report by the Center for Construction Research and Training, OSHA-10 training services have a considerable impact on construction workers' adherence to industry best practices. In a survey of 195 workers who underwent the training procedure, CCRT observed the following changes in behavior:
- Before training, 75 percent of people carried things on ladders, compared with just 26 percent after training.
- The percentage of workers who reported checking scaffolds for safety before use rose from 37 to 79 percent following training.
- Two-thirds of all participants asked for personal protective equipment before they were trained, while 90 percent asked for it afterwards.
According to CCRT, behavior changes like these could help contractors save millions of dollars in expenses relating to workplace accidents.
At Safety Advantage, we offer health and safety training programs designed to help construction safety managers and their employees adhere to the latest OSHA compliance standards. Our OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety classes provide entry-level employees with information on basic best practices, while the 30-Hour option gives tenured employees a more in-depth look at some of the hazards they face on the job.
To learn more, or to sign up for a class, contact us today.