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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.