Health, Safety & Environment

  • Titles Include:
    • Crane Safety in Construction Environments
    • Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees in Construction Environments
    • Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers and Supervisors in Construction Environments
    • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I - Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself
    • Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART II - Employer Requirements
    • Eye Safety in Construction Environments
    • Fall Protection in Construction Environments
    • First Aid in Construction Environments
    • GHS Construction Compliance Package
    • GHS Container Labeling in Construction Environments
    • GHS Safety Data Sheets in Construction Environments
    • Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments
    • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments
    • Hazard Communication in Construction Environments
    • Heat Stress in Construction Environments
    • Introduction to GHS (The Globally Harmonized System for Construction Workers)
    • Ladder Safety in Construction Environments
    • OSHA Lead Standards in Construction Environments
    • Personal Protective Equipment in Construction Environments
    • Rigging Safety in Construction Environments
    • Right-To-Know/HAZCOM for Building and Construction Companies
    • Right-To-Know/HAZCOM for Building and Construction Companies A Refresher Program
    • Safe Lifting in Construction Environments
    • Safety Orientation in Construction Environments
    • Slips, Trips and Falls in Construction Environments
    • Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments
    • Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments
    • Walking and Working Surfaces in Construction Environments

Construction Safety Series

The Construction Safety Training Series teaches employees to spot hazardous situations and reviews what they can do to work safely and accident-free. The eighteen titles in the series cover important general safety and regulatory compliance topics. The DVD programs are available separately, or as part of a Construction Safety Kit. Kits contain a DVD on one of the series’ topics, posters to remind employees to “Think Safety” and a package of booklets to reinforce the safety message. Certain regulatory compliance kits also include a manual.

A Construction Safety Package is also available. This package contains 12 safety and regulatory compliance training titles.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute chapters so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks.”

The programs contain a Presenter’s Guide, Employee Quizzes, Scheduling and Attendance Forms, and Training Certificates.

These courses are available in several formats including:

  • Interactive CD-ROM
  • Web-based E-learning
  • DVD

Program is available in English and Spanish.

Crane Safety in Construction Environments

The Crane Safety in Construction Environments Program reminds employees that over 90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error and that they are the key to preventing these incidents.

Topics covered:
  • Recent changes in the OSHA regulations
  • Operator certification
  • Equipment inspection
  • General and operational safety devices
  • General operating procedures
  • Working around power lines
  • Working with boom cranes
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees in Construction Environments

The Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees in Construction Environments  Program discusses the various types of substance abuse that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee’s work situation and what employees themselves can do to help keep their workplace drug and alcohol free.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2 – 3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10 – 15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks”.

Topics covered:
  • What substances are commonly abused
  • Alcohol and other depressants
  • Stimulants, narcotics and hallucinogens
  • How people get “hooked”
  • Drug dependency
  • Who can become a substance abuser
  • Drug and alcohol policies
  • Helping employees overcome substance abuse

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers and Supervisors in Construction Environments

The Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers and Supervisors in Construction Environments Program discusses the various forms of substance abuse that are typically found in the workplace, how managers and supervisors can detect substance abuse problems, and what they should and shouldn’t do if they discover a worker with a substance abuse problem.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2 – 3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10 – 15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks”.

Topics covered:
  • How substance abuse can affect a workplace
  • Related laws and regulations
  • Creating an alcohol and drug-free workplace
  • The roles of education and testing
  • Recognizing on-the-job substance abuse
  • How to handle substance abuse situations

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I – Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself

There are a number of causes of shock, electrical burns and electrocution. If the power to electrical equipment is not grounded, the grounding path has been broken, or there are live parts or bare wires, a fault current can travel through your body. Even when a piece of equipment or a tool is properly grounded, it can instantly change from safe to hazardous because of extreme conditions or rough treatment. So employees need to know what hazards to watch out for and how they can protect themselves.

The first in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, “Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART I – Types of Hazards and How You Can Protect Yourself ” discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in construction environments.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks.”

Topics covered:
  • Electrical hazards and electrocution
  • Major types of electrocution hazards
  • Power lines and GFCIs
  • Power tools and extension cords
  • Lock-out/tag-out

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART II – Employer Requirements

Construction sites can contain a number of potential electrical hazards. OSHA defines four types of hazards that are associated with electricity, and three types of injuries that result from them. Direct contact with electricity, through a power source, cord or transmission line is the most common type of electrical hazard, and can occur in a number of ways. Employers are required to train workers regarding electrocution hazards and the measures that they should take to control the hazards. Employers must also put procedures into place so that workers can get answers to any questions that they have about working safely around electrocution hazards.

The second in a two-part series on electrocution hazards, the “Electrocution Hazards In Construction Environments PART II – Employer Requirements” discusses the major types of electrocution hazards, and how employees can protect themselves from electrical hazards and electrocution in construction environments, as well as employers’ responsibilities in these areas.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks.”

Topics covered:
  • Electrical hazards and electrocution
  • Power lines and isolation
  • Tools and equipment
  • Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Programs
  • Lock-out/tag-out
  • Employee training

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Eye Safety in Construction Environments

The Eye Safety in Construction Environments Program shows how many eye problems are caused by not paying attention to the work employees are doing or not wearing the appropriate protective equipment. They remind employees that eye injuries can easily happen to them and show them how to prevent these injuries.

Topics covered:
  • Who is affected by eye problems and how
  • How the eye operates
  • Eyestrain
  • Wearing contact lenses at work
  • Physical and radiation hazards
  • Personal protective equipment
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Fall Protection in Construction Environments

The Fall Protection In Construction Environments Program provides the information employees need to work safely when they are “off the ground”, and assist in satisfying the major training requirements in the OSHA Standard on Fall Protection.

Topics covered:
  • The consequences of falls in the workplace
  • Hazardous work environments
  • The safety “mindset”
  • Designing fall hazards out of the workplace
  • Proper housekeeping techniques
  • Protective measures
  • Protective equipment
  • and more.

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

First Aid in Construction Environments

The First Aid in Construction Environments Program shows employees that knowing basic first aid can often limit the severity of any type of injury, or even prevent a death.

Topics covered:
  • Cuts and bleeding
  • Muscle pulls and sprains
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Shock
  • Artificial respiration and CPR
  • AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

GHS Container Labeling in Construction Environments

Created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA’s newly adopted GHS regulations, these products discuss how chemicals should be labeled under GHS.

The GHS Container Labeling in Construction Environments Program discusses the six types of information contained on a GHS label, and the differences between GHS labels and other types of chemical hazard labels.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks.”

Topics covered:
  • How the GHS changes chemical hazard labeling
  • GHS labels’ text elements
  • GHS labels’ pictograms
  • Training and phase-in dates
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

GHS Construction Compliance Package

Created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA’s newly adopted GHS regulations, these products discuss the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks.”

Package includes three programs:
  • Introduction to GHS (The Globally Harmonized System for Construction Workers)
  • GHS Safety Data Sheets in Construction Environments
  • GHS Container Labeling In Construction Environments.

Available in English and Spanish 

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Safety Kit

GHS Safety Data Sheets in Construction Environments

Created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA’s newly adopted GHS regulations, these products discuss using GHS Safety Data Sheets.

The GHS Safety Data Sheets in Construction Environments Program reviews the composition of GHS Safety Data Sheets, the information that’s contained in each section and how SDS’s are different from Material Safety Data Sheets.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute “Tailgate Meetings” or “Toolbox Talks.”

Topics covered:
  • Material Safety Data Sheets and GHS SDS’s
  • Materials and their hazards
  • Hazardous materials emergencies
  • Handling hazardous materials
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments

The Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments Program demonstrates how accidents can be significantly reduced by applying good general safety rules, and reviews what hazards are associated with the specific types of tools we use.

Topics covered:
  • Tool hazards
  • Tool maintenance
  • Inspecting power tools
  • Protecting yourself and others from hazards
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Choosing tools that “fit” you and the job
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments

The Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments Program discusses the various types of activities employees can engage in where their hands, wrists and fingers can be subject to injury, and what they can do to avoid hazards and protect their hands.

Topics covered:
  • The hand and how it works
  • Preparing for the job.
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fit and care of personal protective equipment
  • Ergonomic hazards
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

HAZARD COMMUNICATION IN CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

The Hazard Communication in Construction Environments Program is designed to introduce employees to the Hazard Communication regulations and provide training on the various types of chemicals found in building and construction environments.

Topics covered:
  • GHS Safety Data Sheets and container labels
  • Toxins, corrosives and irritants
  • Flammables, combustibles and gases
  • Carcinogens and radiation
  • Exposure situations
  • Personal protective equipment and chemical storage
  • Spills and cleanup
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets, Compliance Manual

Heat Stress in Construction Environments

The Heat Stress in Construction Environments Program reminds employees that heat-related illnesses can occur in many situations, and reviews what can be done to address these situations. The program also discusses fundamental information on heat stress and other heat-related illnesses.

Topics covered:
  • Situations that can cause heat-related illnesses
  • Heat stress and the body’s cooling system
  • Other heat-related illnesses
  • Preparing to work in hot environments
  • Engineering controls
  • Treating heat-related illnesses
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Introduction to GHS (The Globally Harmonized System for Construction Workers)

Created specifically to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA’s newly adopted GHS regulations, these products discuss the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

The Introduction to GHS (The Globally Harmonized System for Construction Workers) reviews what the Globally Harmonized System is all about, why OSHA adopted the GHS, and the phase-in dates for implementing the GHS.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute “chapters”, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 “safety meetings.”

Topics covered:
  • What is the Globally Harmonized System?
  • Why Did OSHA adopt the GHS?
  • Hazard classification
  • The “Safety Data Sheet”
  • Container labeling (text elements)
  • Container labeling (pictograms)
  • Information and training
  • GHS “phase in” dates
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Ladder Safety in Construction Environments

The Ladder Safety in Construction Environments Program shows that because they are so common, many employees take ladders for granted, and do not take the appropriate precautions when using ladders.

Topics covered:
  • Ladder selection
  • Inspection before use
  • Setting up and moving ladders
  • Climbing on ladders
  • Ladder accidents
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

OSHA Lead Standards in Construction Environments

The OSHA Working with Lead Exposures in Construction Environments Program address the major areas of employee training required by the regulations. Due to the widespread use of lead-based paints, as well as other materials containing lead, these products are useful to a number of different groups including building and construction companies, manufacturers, recyclers and many others.

Topics covered:
  • Contents of the standards
  • Measurement concepts:
  • Permissible exposure limits (PEL)
  • Time weighted average (TWA)
  • Action levels
  • Exposure assessment and monitoring
  • Methods of compliance
  • Hygiene and housekeeping
  • Medical surveillance
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Personal Protective Equipment in Construction Environments

The Personal Protective Equipment in Construction Environments Program assists construction workers in selecting proper Personal Protective Equipment.

Topics covered:
  • General workplace injury information
  • PPE for head hazards
  • PPE for eye and face hazards
  • PPE for respiratory hazards
  • PPE for hand and finger hazards
  • PPE for foot hazards
  • PPE for electrical hazards
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Rigging Safety in Construction Environments

The Rigging Safety In Construction Environments Program reminds employees that over 90% of rigging-related accidents are caused by human error and that they are the key to preventing these incidents.

Topics covered:
  • Qualified/competent riggers and signallers
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Equipment inspection
  • Slings and hitches
  • Hand signals
  • Load angles
  • Working around power lines
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Right-To-Know/HAZCOM for Building and Construction Companies

Created specifically to assist building and construction companies of all types in complying with federal, state and municipal Right-To-Know/HAZCOM regulations, this kit also addresses the major education and training requirements in these chemical hazard laws. The Right-To-Know/HAZCOM for Building and Construction Companies Program introduces employees to the Right-To-Know/HAZCOM regulations and provide training on the various types of chemicals found in building and construction environments.

Topics covered:
  • Chemical hazard concepts
  • The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Types of hazardous chemicals
  • Characteristics and effects of various types of chemicals
  • Safe handling practices
  • Container labelling
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Spills and cleanup
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Right-To-Know/HAZCOM for Building and Construction Companies A Refresher Program

All of OSHAs recent regulations not only call for employees to receive initial training, but require that employees knowledge be “refreshed” through retraining on at least an annual basis. Since the detailed information that is required by the regulations has normally been given to employees during their initial training, retraining sessions can usually focus on things like reminding employees that they should be paying attention to the regulation in question and heightening their “awareness” about how the regulation affects their jobs.

The Right-To-Know/HAZCOM Refresher Program gives employees the information they need to refresh their knowledge of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Topics covered:
  • What is a ‘hazardous’ chemical?
  • Health hazards.
  • Physical hazards.
  • Common types of hazardous chemicals.
  • Container labels.
  • Material safety data sheets.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Storage considerations.
  • Clean-up and disposal.
  • and more.

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

SAFE LIFTING IN CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

The Safe Lifting in Construction Environments Program provides the information employees need to protect their backs when they are lifting and carrying.

Topics covered:

  • The back’s structure and function
  • Preparing for a lift
  • The mechanics of safe lifting
  • Planning a carry
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Safety Orientation in Construction Environments

The Safety Orientation in Construction Environments Program addresses two of the most prominent safety issues confronting employers today: developing a good “safety attitude” in their employees and providing “introductory” safety training.

Topics covered:
  • The “mental” aspects of safety
  • Basics of accident prevention
  • Hazard evaluation and safety housekeeping
  • Tool use and maintenance
  • Fires and other emergencies
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS IN CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

The Slips, Trips and Falls in Construction Environments Training program presents the types of situations on construction sites that can lead to slips, trips and falls, and what employees can do to avoid or prevent these accidents.

The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2-3 minute chapters, so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10-15 minute Tailgate Meetings or Toolbox Talks.

Topics covered:

  • Center of gravity and balance
  • Trips and slips
  • Walking surfaces
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Footwear
  • How to fall properly
  • Personal protective equipment
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets

Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments

The Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments Program helps employees understand the dangers of working with scaffolds, and how these risks can be minimized by knowing the correct ways to erect, maintain and use scaffolding equipment.

Topics covered:
  • Responsibilities of a “scaffold expert”
  • Creating a level and stable foundation
  • Platforms and planking
  • The danger of power lines
  • Ramps and walkways
  • Platform hazards
  • Personal fall arrest systems
  • Guarding against falling objects
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments

The Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments Program helps employees understand the dangers of working with scaffolds, and how these risks can be minimized by knowing the correct ways to erect, maintain and use scaffolding equipment.

Topics covered:
  • Responsibilities of a “scaffold expert”
  • Platforms and planking
  • The danger of power lines
  • Platform hazards
  • Personal fall arrest systems
  • Guarding against falling objects
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Posters, Booklets

WALKING AND WORKING SURFACES IN CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

The Walking and Working Surfaces in Construction Environments training focuses on the unique slip, trip and fall hazards found on construction sites, including unfinished surfaces and structures and provides employees with practical procedures to help them avoid these hazards.

Topics covered:
  • Construction’s unique walking and working surface environment
  • Floors and pathways
  • Stairs and fixed ladders
  • Portable ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • and more

Available in English and Spanish

Formats: CD-ROM, DVD, Web-based / E-learning, Safety Kit, Posters, Booklets