OSHA releases educational videos on construction safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a series of 12 educational videos that depict potential hazards found in the construction industry, and the safety measures that would have prevented the injuries and fatalities.

The animated videos are meant to be easily understood and were released for both workers and employers. The educational material was issued to address the problem of construction site accidents, which, on average, claim the lives of almost 800 workers every year.

"I urge anyone who works in the construction industry or operates a construction business to watch the videos. Share them with your co-workers and friends in the construction industry," said OSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels. "Every step we take to educate workers about their rights and the safety measures employers must take to protect workers in construction helps us avoid preventable injuries and the tragic loss of life."

Michaels also encouraged construction companies to organize screenings and to share the videos on company web pages.

The videos cover falls, sprains and strains, struck-by accidents, carbon monoxide, and excavations. Using safety products, such as fall protection, can help ensure safety on a construction site.  

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