11/23/2011

Educational videos show how to protect workers from construction hazards

The US American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has
released 12 educational videos about potential hazards in the construction
industry. The educational videos are brief, easy to understand, and geared to
the needs of employers and workers. One in every five workers killed on the job
nationwide is in construction-totaling nearly 800 construction worker deaths
every year. The videos are based on real-life incidents and include detailed
depictions of hazards and the safety measures that would have prevented these
injuries and fatalities. OSHA's videos cover falls in construction, workers who
are struck by vehicles and heavy equipment, sprains and strains, trenching and
excavation hazards, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Most of the videos are two-to-four minutes in length, and all but one are
animated. Each video is available in English and Spanish for Web viewing. All
video scripts will be available online soon.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration