This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
Principles of accident prevention.
OSHA’s accident prevention recommendations for falls, asphyxiation, nail guns, trenches, electrocution and working near machinery.
Importance of worker training, both in competence in operating equipment and in awareness of hazards existing on a particular job site.
Importance of supervision and enforcement of proper work practices.
OSHA resources available for helping employers reduce hazards occurring in particular situations.
Extent and types of work-related accidents occurring in the United States.
Most frequently cited OSHA violations.
Disproportionate role played by falls in the fatal accidents totals.
Significance of having a designated competent person present on the site.