Safety certifications and training programs prepare personnel to work on a job site, avoid hazards, and properly handle accidents that may occur. If you are preparing for a job, this is information that you will need to know. Your employer will require safety training, and some may even provide it. Keep reading to learn more about safety certifications and training programs and what to expect as you are getting started.
Who Should be Trained?
Safety training programs are not mandatory by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), but your job site supervisor or state may require that you complete the program. There are three categories of training: general, construction, and hazard. There are options for 10-hour and 30-hour trainings within these categories that cover specific regulations to keep the workplace safe.
If you are unsure which training course you need to enroll in, contact your employer and ask which one best fits your role and responsibilities.
There are a few options for completing safety training: OSHA’s online training program and on-site training with a consultant.
With outsourced training, a consultant will come to the job site and train all personnel at once. Some employers choose this option to offer a more interactive course environment and ensure that everyone is trained and ready to start a job on schedule.
OSHA’s training programs cover the following:
- Handling Materials and Equipment
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Job Site Hazards
- Hazard Communication
- And more!
Other Than Being Required, What are the Benefits?
Safety is an important topic in many industries. Personnel needs to be aware of environmental hazards and what can happen when additional activities, like hot work, are introduced.
Benefits of safety training programs:
- Confidence that you are working in a safe environment
- Reduce accidents and injuries
- Up-to-date on best practices
- Enhancing your craft
- Employers are able to retain skilled workers
We are dedicated to keeping workers safe while on the job site. Workplace safety programs teach individuals to identify and avoid risks while allowing for safe operations. To learn more about what can be done to keep the job site safe, contact us.