OSHA Offers New Construction Safety Videos
From the Office of Cooperative Programs –
OSHA has issued 12 educational videos about hazards in the construction industry. Each video presents a worksite incident based on actual accidents that resulted in worker injury or death, followed by a summary of corrective actions for preventing these types of accidents. The videos, available in English and Spanish, cover the following topics: falls, sprains and strains, struck-by accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, and excavation. Most are animated and are about two to four minutes long.
“I urge anyone who works in the construction industry or operates a construction business to watch the videos,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Health and Safety Dr. David Michaels. “Share them with your co-workers and friends in the construction industry; organize screenings for your workers; and post them to your web pages.”
§ Videos in English: http://www.osha.gov/dts/vtools/construction.html
§ Videos in Spanish: http://www.osha.gov/dts/vtools/construction_sp.html
§ OSHA News Release: “OSHA animated educational videos show how to protect workers from construction hazards” (Nov. 14, 2011): http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=21303