OSHA to Perform Saturday
Construction Site Inspections


OSHA is working overtime during the busy Construction season to ensure builders are following proper safety and health standards for their employees. The Agency is conducting unannounced Saturday inspections of construction work sites as part of its Summer Weekend Construction Inspection Program.


OSHA says it has a "vigorous" enforcement program, having conducted more than 38,000 inspections last year and exceeding its inspection goals in each of the last seven years. In fiscal year 2006, the Agency found nearly 84,000 violations of its standards and regulations. The Summer Weekend Construction Inspection Program has been very successful since its inception three years ago, the Agency says.


The building and construction industry is one of the most dangerous for employees. The private construction industry accounted for 1,186 fatal work injuries in 2005, the most of any industry sector, and representing about one out of every five fatal work injuries in all industries, according to OSHA.

As a result of the many injuries and fatalities which occur within the construction industry including accidents involving Flaggers and Spotters near roadways during operation and movement of heavy earth movement equipment and dump trucks on construction work sites. Land Developers and Builders are now insisting that their own personnel and the workers of their building contractors & subcontractors attend and complete a 10-Hour and/or 30-Hour Construction Safety & Health Course.

There are many construction, industrial, commercial, and hazardous waste remediation firms throughout the USA, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam, that call upon Professional Safety Training Services (PSTS), Inc. to conduct these Courses, including General Industry Safety & Health Courses. PSTS, Inc. is located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

The Purpose and Objectives of 10 & 30-Hour Construction Safety Courses

The 10-Hour Construction Awareness Course is intended to teach Workers assigned to work on Construction sites, how to be aware of the many hazards they may encounter while performing work-related activities.

The 30-Hour Construction Safety Course is intended to train and educate construction workers in the safe use of hand and power actuated tools and equipment, how to wear the proper personal protective equipment, and how to work safely at all times while performing any type of construction-related activities.

Upon successful completion of each program, the attendees will receive a Course Completion Certificate from Professional Safety Training Services, Inc. and a Laminated Wallet-Size Certification Card prepared by OSHA. They will then be in compliance with applicable OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Standards.

Professional Safety Training Services, Inc. has a bilingual Spanish speaking Instructor on their staff that can teach any Safety-Related Course in both English and Spanish. To register to attend any Course listed on the Courses web page click onto the PSTS Enrollment Form, print it out, fill it out and fax or send the completed Form by e-mail to: info@psts.com.


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