Congrats to our superintendent Lyle McNeal for recently obtaining his OSHA-30 hr construction card. He joins many others on our team with the designation.
What is OSHA-30, and why is it important?
Developed by the United States Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), it is an outreach and voluntary training program covering various areas of safety during the life of any construction project. The intention of this course, among others, is to develop worker health and safety within the industry. Since it’s development in 1970’s, OSHA and its training courses have greatly improved safety and reduced workplace injuries and fatalities through safety standards.
Specific areas include, but are not limited to: Recordkeeping & Incident Investigation, Leadership Skills in Safety, Fall Protection, Electrical Safety, Crane Safety, Excavations, Trenches, & Shoring, PPE – Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing & Eye Safety, Silica Safety, Formaldehyde Safety, Stairways and Ladders, Concrete and Masonry, Confined Space, Hoists & Slings, Back Injury Prevention, Fire Safety, Materials Handling, Hazard Communication, Aerial Lift Safety, Forklift Safety, Lead Safety, Radiation Safety, Scaffolding Safety, Hand & Power Tools, Steel Erection, and Process Safety Management.
Why is it important to complete OSHA training?
Unfortunately, the construction industry boasts the highest rating of fatalities and injuries … about three times larger than any other industry (according to OSHA). Harmon values the safety of our team members and anyone who may be on a job-site including owners, subcontractors, etc. We stay vigilant about safety matters and feel that OSHA courses including the 10 hr and 30 hr help us to create an overall awareness of our safety standards and a baseline for all of our employees to follow.
Is OSHA training mandatory at the state level?
Currently, the state of Missouri requires all construction workers on public work projects to carry an OSHA training card. While Kansas does not have the same requirement, it may be on the future horizon.
We are committed to safety and would be happy to talk with you about the various ways we ensure safety for our clients. Have questions? Contact us here or give us a call at 913.962.5888.