Construction Safety Training Guide

Construction Safety Training Guide

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Safety training is important in all types of work and that of course includes construction, an industry with many serious safety and health hazards.

While safety training isn’t the entire solution to mitigating and controlling hazards at construction work sites (don’t forget simple-yet-effective tools like the hierarchy of controls for workplace safety risk management and the importance of a safety management program or system), it can of course play an important role.

But many safety professionals, despite being tasked with high-stakes safety training, haven’t had the opportunity to study the basics of what makes training effective–meaning, how to improve knowledge and skill levels; how to improve comprehension and retention; how to help reinforce and support workers after training so they’re more likely to apply that safety training on the job, when and where it matters; how to integrate that safety training into your larger organizational learning efforts; how to integrate that safety training into your larger safety management efforts; and more.

In this guide, we’ll give you useful advice to help with all of this. Plus we call out specific OSHA safety training regulations and provide links to helpful resources on safety training from OSHAASSP, and other organizations. A large part of the guide is based on the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 EHS Training Standard (the guide's author is on the Z490 committee and is currently on the team revising Z490.1--for more on this, you might want to check out our upcoming [July, 2021] webinar on the ASSP Z490 EHS Training Standard revisions or listen to it later in recorded, on-demand format).

You can download the Construction Safety Training Guide below, and in addition you might want to check out our OSHA Construction Compliance Guide.

The Construction Safety Training Guide is immediately below. Download a copy and good luck in your safety training. Here are a few highlights of things we'll cover:

  • Integrating your safety training into your overall safety management program
  • Basing your health & safety training program on the real hazards at a job site your workers will face
  • Hazard ID tips and common construction hazards as listed by OSHA
  • The hierarchy of controls and the place of safety training in it
  • OSHA safety training requirements construction-industry employers must comply with
  • The ADDIE method of analyzing training needs and designing, developing, delivering, evaluating, and revising safety training
  • Blended learning tips
  • Additional helpful resources to improve your construction safety training

In addition to this guide, you might find the additional construction-safety-related materials helpful, too:

Keep following us for similar materials and feel free to check out our online safety and health training courses and other training and performance-improvement materials for the construction industry.

Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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