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Workplace Safety Tips for Construction

General and specialty contractors face potentially serious and/or life threatening risks on a daily basis, such as fall from heights, head injuries from falling objects, noise exposure over the recommended decibel, burns from hot equipment and more. Appropriate proactive measures through education and practice can help keep employees safe and healthy, reducing costly workers' compensation claims. AmTrust’s Loss Control department offers a variety of safety tips and training videos designed to enhance employee safety at your organization,

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Construction Safety Training Videos

Safety starts with knowledge. AmTrust knows that safety training is key to a proactive approach in minimizing injuries, incidents and controlling costs. AmTrust policyholders can gain free access to relevant training videos by clicking here to complete the form. These videos are designed for small group or large group training (classroom style) to enhance safety culture and facilitate safety meetings.

To view construction safety videos:
 
  • Click this link: www.trainingnetworknow.com
  • Enter username and password
  • Depending on your organization's training needs, type a related keyword in the search box.  For example: construction, fall protection, lifting, welding, ppe
  • After the safety videos appear, simply click the “Play Video” or “Juega Espanol”. To the right are examples of videos available to our policyholders.


Along with this access, AmTrust policyholders receive a subscription to our entire library of Loss Control videos, which serve as complete training kits with a leader’s guide, quiz and certificate of completion. The majority of the videos are also available in Spanish.
 

Policyholder video examples
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Construction Safety

Construction Safety & Health Manual for Contractors
The ABCs of Construction Site Safety
Safety & Health Checklist for the Roadway Construction Industry
Solar Construction Safety
OSHA Checklist for the Construction Industry
Construction Safety Inspection Checklist 
Construction Safety & Injury Prevention Program - Workbook
OSHA Pocket Guide - Construction Safety
Top 4 Construction Hazards - Quick card -  English 
Top 4 Construction Hazards - Quick card -  Spanish
Construction Industry Digest - English 
Construction Industry Digest - Spanish
Protecting Roofing Workers
 

Accident Investigation & Analysis

Accident Investigation
Accident Analysis
Incident Investigation - OSHA Website
OROSHA Accident Investigation Workbook
 

Aerial Lifts

Aerial Lift Fact Sheet
Aerial Lift Hazard Exposure Matrix
Scissor Lift Hazard Alert
 

Back Injury Prevention

Back Injury Prevention Program Basics
Manual Material Handling: An Ergonomic Approach
Back Talk: An Owner's Manual for Backs
A Guide to Preventing Low Back Pain
How Much Can I Lift?
Does your Back Hurt? - Guide to Preventing Low Back Pain
 

Balloon Framed Walls

Balloon Framed Walls
 

Bloodborne Pathogens

Controlling Exposure: Protecting Workers from Infection Disease
A Best Practices Approach for Reducing Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure - Cal/OSHA
Hand Hygiene Factsheet
 

Business Interruption Planning for Small Business

Business Interruption Planning 
 

Confined Space Safety

Confined Space Manual Checklist
Protecting Construction Workers in Confined Spaces: Small Entity Compliance Guide
Confined Spaces in Residential Construction
Permit-Required Confined Spaces - 1910.146
Confined Spaces - OSHA Website
 

Cranes & Derricks

Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Qualified Rigger
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Signal Person Qualification
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Wire Rope – Inspection
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Assembly/Disassembly
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Final Rule
 

Drug Policy

Substance Abuse in the Workplace
 

Electrical Safety

Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Electrical Safety - Construction
Electrical Safety
OSHA - Controlling Electrical Hazards
OSHA Electrical Safety Fact Sheet
Basics of Lockout/Tagout
TDI-Lockout Tagout
Lockout Tagout Basics and Quiz
Lockout Tagout Fact Sheet
 

Fall Protection

Fall Protection in Construction - U.S. Department of Labor
Fall Protection in Residential Construction - Fact Sheet
Reducing Falls during Residential Construction: Erecting Exterior and Interior Walls - English
Reducing Falls during Residential Construction: Erecting Exterior and Interior Walls - Spanish
Reducing Falls during Residential Construction: Floor Joist Installation and Decking - English
Reducing Falls during Residential Construction: Floor Joist Installation and Decking - Spanish
Reducing Falls During Residential Construction: Installing Roof Trusses - English 
Reducing Falls During Residential Construction: Installing Roof Trusses - Spanish
Reducing Falls During Residential Construction: Re-Roofing  
Reducing Falls During Residential Construction: Roof Repair - English
Reducing Falls During Residential Construction: Roof Repair - Spanish
Reducing Falls during Residential Construction: Working in Attics - English 
Reducing Falls during Residential Construction: Working in Attics - Spanish 
Fall Protection - Working at Heights
Fall Protection for the Construction Industry - TDI
Fall Injuries Prevention - Aerial Lifts
Sample Fall Protection Program
Residential Construction Fall Protection - Sample Plan
Leading Edge Construction Work Fall Protection
Guidelines for Residential Roofer Fall Protection 
 

First Aid

First Aid
Fundamentals of a Workplace First Aid Program
 

Forklifts, Powered Industrial Trucks, and Cranes

Understanding Forklift Certification
Basics of Forklift Safety
Lift Truck Operator Control Program
Sample Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Operator Training Program Outline - OSHA Website
 

Hazardous Chemicals

OSHA Safety & Health Topics - Chemical Hazards
Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Cabinets
 

Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication - OSHA Website
Sample Hazard Communication Program 
A Guide to GHS
Hazard Communication Brief
 

Job Hazard Analysis

Job Hazard Analysis - Guide
 

Ladder and Stair Safety

Ladder Safety eTool
Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely - English & Spanish
Reducing Falls in Construction: Safe Use of Extension Ladders
Reducing Falls in Construction: Safe Use of Job-made Wooden Ladders
Reducing Falls in Construction: Safe Use of Stepladders
Ladder Safety
Extension Ladder Fact Sheet 
 

Lead

OSHA Lead Resources
Lead in Construction - Guide
Protecting Workers from Lead Hazards - Fact Sheet
Lead in Construction - Quick Card
 

Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding eTool
Machine Guarding Safety
 

Material Handling

Applications Manual for the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation
Hazards Associated with Transporting Granite and Marble Slabs
Manual Material Handling - An Ergonomic Approach

OSHA Information

OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
OSHA Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
OSHA Consultation Services and Contact Information by State
Frequently Asked Questions
Safety Outreach, Education and Compliance Assistance
Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines
Small Business Resources 
 

Heat Safety

Heat Safety Tool
Heat Safety - Illustrated - English
Protecting Workers from Heat Illness
Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat - Fact Sheet
Protecting Yourself in the Sun Protecting Yourself in the Sun - English 
Protecting Yourself in the Sun Protecting Yourself in the Sun - Spanish 
 

Personal Protective Equipment

OSHA Personal Protective Equipment
Construction PPE Quick Card - English
Construction PPE Quick Card - Spanish
Protecting Yourself from Noise in Construction - Pocket Guide
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution: Electrical Protective Equipment Requirements
Eye Protection Basics
Eye Protection Program
Hand Protection Basics
Head Protection Basics 
Hearing Conservation
Protective Clothing
Protective Footwear Basics
Hand Protection (Gloves)
PPE Fact Sheet
PPE Overview
 

Respiratory Program

OSHA Respiratory Protection
Assigned Protection Factors for the Revised Respiratory Protection Standard
Respiratory Selection 
Small Entity Respiratory Protection
 

Return to Work Programs

Proactive Return to Work
Return to Work Program: Start One Today 
TDI Return to Work/Stay at Work Resources
 

Safety Programs

OSHA Sample Programs
Sample Safety Plan
Loss Control Policy Statement
Controlling Costs of Serious Employee Injuries
Basic Elements of Safety
Why Safety Programs Fail
9 Keys to Successful Accident Prevention
Effective Safety Rules
Workplace Protection
Assigning Responsibilities
Occupational Injury Cost Containment
Safety Committees
Safety Motivation Promotion 
Self-Inspection Program
Office Safety
Developing a Loss Control Program
Establishing a Housekeeping Program
A Guide to Written Workplace Safety
Safety & Health Management Principles
Safety & the Supervisor
Safety Leadership
Safety Training & Your Multicultural Workforce
Safety Training Program Development
Guide to Developing Your Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program
10 "Musts" of Safety Orientation
 

Scaffolding

OSHA- Safety & Health Topics - Scaffolding
Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry
Narrow Frame Scaffolds
 

Silica

OSHA Crystalline Silica Page
Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Crushing Machines
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Dowel Drilling Rigs for Concrete
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Drivable Saws
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION -  Handheld Power Saws Used to Cut Fiber‑Cement Board
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION -  Heavy Equipment and Utility Vehicles Used During Demolition
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Heavy Equipment and Utility Vehicles - Grading and Excavating 
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Large Drivable Milling Machines (Half Lane and Larger)
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Rig-Mounted Core Saws or Drills
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Small Drivable Milling Machines (Less than Half Lane)
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION -  Vehicle-Mounted Drilling Rigs for Rock and Concrete
CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Walk-Behind Milling Machines and Floor Grinders
 

Slip, Trip and Fall

OSHA Slips, Trips and Falls Materials
Slips, Trips & Falls
 

Tool Safety

Nail Gun Safety
Nail Gun Safety - A Guide for Construction Contractors - English
Nail Gun Safety - A Guide for Construction Contractors - Spanish
OSHA Nail Gun Safety
Checklist for Abrasive Wheel Equipment Grinders - OSHA Website
Machine Guarding Basics
HAND and POWER TOOLS - Safety Guide
Machine Guarding Basics
 

Trenching & Excavation

Trenching and Excavation Safety Manual
Trenching and Excavation - Overview
Trenching and Excavation - Construction
Trenching and Excavation - Construction e-Tool
Trenching and Excavation Safety - Fact Sheet
Guide for Daily Inspection of Trenches and Excavations  Competent Person - e-Tool
Excavations in Construction/Trenching - v-tool - English & Spanish
OROSHA Excavation Safety
OSHA Trenching & Excavation Workbook
OSHA - Trenching & Excavation - Safety & Health Topics
OSHA - Trenching & Excavation Safety Fact Sheet
 

Uninsured Contractors

Uninsured Hidden Costs of Accidents
Uninsured Subcontractors
 

Vehicle Safety

Basic Driving Practices
Hazards of Unintended Movement of Dump Truck Body Beds
Auto Best Practice Matrix
Backing
Fleet Loss Control Program
Fleet Safety Guide
Accident Report Brochure
Accident Analysis - Fleet
Sample MVR Policy
Sample MVR Employee Authorization
Total Cost of Vehicle Accidents
NHSTA's Distracted Driver Resources
 

Fire Prevention

Establishing Smoking Controls
Dry-Pipe Sprinkler Valve Heated Enclosure
Winterizing Automatic Sprinkler Systems
OSHA Fire Safety
Fire Prevention Plan
Fire Safety Fact Sheet