Whether you're seeking an entry-level position as a field safety technician or are a safety professional with experience in the construction field, taking a health and safety class can enhance your career path. Equipped with new skills and badged with official certifications, safety program graduates bring far more value to a company than their uncertified peers. If you've decided to better yourself and your career by participating in a health and safety training class, one question remains: which class will put you in the best position to succeed?
While safety technicians can enroll in several different classes, they will find not all of them are created equal. Safety providers, such as Safety Advantage, offer a wide range of workplace safety programs, including those designed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
One such class is the OSHA 10 Construction training course. Taught by Authorized Outreach Trainers, this class provides entry-level construction workers with the basics they need to be an informed employee at an OSHA compliant worksite. Topics include worker rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site.
If you are a construction professional who's responsible for the safety of other workers, consider OSHA's 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program. Also conducted by safety providers like Safety Advantage, this program aims to give more experienced safety professionals training on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Upon completing either OSHA course, graduates receive a signed card corresponding to the class they completed. They can use this card as documentation that they sought out and completed additional safety training.
While the OSHA classes are designed with comprehensive safety in mind, construction sites have far more nuances and complexities than can be covered in depth in just 10 or 30 hours. For the most detailed look at workplace safety, construction professionals should opt for the CSST 100-Hour Course. Designed for experienced professionals and entry-level applicants alike, this course covers all aspects of on-the job safety for the construction industry forming the basis for a well-rounded understanding of workplace safety.
In addition to the intangible knowledge graduates will walk away with, they will also receive the following certificates from The National Center for Construction Education and Research:
- Field Safety Certificate
- Construction Site Safety Supervisor Certificate
- Safety Technology Certificate
- Construction Site Safety Technician Certificate
Graduates will be able to construct stronger resumes because of their official certifications and the knowledge they gained in the classroom. The programs will also inspire experienced professionals to better manage their worksite's safety hazards.
Contact Safety Advantage to sign up for one of these classes today.