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About This Course:
OSHA’s top ten lists may have some variance annually but they usually tie together the most important hazards that should be addressed, especially when it comes to construction worksite hazards.

Consider that in in 2013, there were 796 deaths in the construction industry, according to OSHA, which accounted for 20.3% of all work-related deaths. The four top causes—commonly referred to as the “Focus Four”—account for 468 construction related deaths: falls (294), struck by object (82), electrocutions (71), and caught in/between (21).

When comparing top 10 lists for incidents in the construction industry, the lists typically vary depending on what criteria is being used (e.g., fatalities, all accidents, fines, year to year comparisons, most cited). However, these causal factors always seem to be at the top: fall protection, scaffolding, ladders, wiring, stairways, training, head protection, eye and face protection, excavation, and lockout/tagout.

It’s important to focus on the types of violations that consistently show up on OSHA’s list for three key reasons:
  1. Paying close attention to the OSHA top 10 list can help you excel at identifying potential construction hazards and instituting corrective measures to minimize the risks of injuries or fatalities, in addition to lessening the risk of costly OSHA citations. By zeroing in on the OSHA is focusing on in way of inspections and learning the compliance challenges similar organizations have faced puts you in a better position to assess potentially deficient areas at your construction site.

  2. By diving into OSHA’s top 10 list you can extrapolate information you should be communicating to senior management, so they buy-into your concerns over critical construction-related safety areas.

  3. Incorporating this information into your inspection and audit process can have an additional strategic benefit because it’s likely your organization faces similar challenges when managing the areas identified in OSHA’s Top 10 list. When you focus on this information, you can develop a plan for incorporating this target area data into your daily/weekly/monthly inspection program and your safety audit process
Join us when our presenter, Dr. Kevin Slates, a seasoned safety professional and assistant professor focused on OSHA construction safety requirements and related violations, will teach you a comprehensive process for evaluating your company’s existing construction safety programs to assure that it’s is in full compliance and can withstand a focused OSHA inspection!

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify and assess construction-related hazards to protect workers
  • Discover which common OSHA violations your facility is at risk for
  • Generate support from senior management for your construction safety program
  • Use enforcement data in your audit and inspection process
  • Identify the key components that need to be included in your program
  • Determine procedures for training, testing, maintenance, and inspection
  • Find outside resources to help you develop a compliant program, and more
Register to attend now so you can strategize to comply with the new rule effectively.

About Your Presenter:

Kevin Slates, Ed.,D., MPA, BS, CSP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University. He is also the safety program coordinator at the university and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses safety, industrial hygiene and environmental health.

His research interests include program evaluation, EHS management systems, safety culture, health disparities and exposure assessment. His experience includes working for the Kentucky Occupational Safety Health Program and the Environmental Public Protection Cabinet as a manager, consultant and inspector. His dissertation examined safety performance metrics and government VPP partnership programs.

He holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University, a M.P.A, in Public Administration from Kentucky State University and Doctorate in Education from Spalding University. He is a Certified Safety Professional and authorized OSHA outreach general industry and construction trainer. He is also an active member of AIHA and ASSE.
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