14/05/2007

Summer jobs in construction, youth safety campaign

Construction offers an appealing career for many teens and is often an industry
where teens have their first work experience. A webpage, published by the US
Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
provides the working teen with safety working tips and information on
appropriate jobs, on-the-job hazards as well as information to help in career
choices.

Despite its high fatality rate, construction can be a safe occupation when
employees are aware of the hazards and use an effective safety and health
program. Some hazards may even require special personal protective equipment
(PPE). Some PPE is meant to protect your breathing; while others protect your
eyes and face. Still others protect you from hearing loss.


 
Demolition work involves many of the same and additional hazards that arise
during other construction activities. The OSHA Demolition Safety Tips Quick
Card gives you the lowdown. 


 
Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most common health problems in
workplaces.


 
Working outdoors can be fun. But if you aren't careful you can end up a victim
of heat stress. Follow the easy "how-to" steps to prevent this potentially
deadly illness. Learn more by viewing the OSHA Heat Stress Quick Card.


 
Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (death). Save a
life by following the life-saving tips for on-the-job safety.


 
A student manual will keep you fully charged for electrical safety.


 
Lead overexposure is one of the most common overexposures found in industry and
is a leading cause of workplace illness. Learn more on limiting exposure and
prevention in a Lead in Construction Quick Card. The Hazard Communication law
requires your employer to inform you about this and other workplace chemical
hazards. 


   
Trenching can be deadly! Protect yourself with the facts.


 
Concrete and its dusts can be dangerous to your health.


 
The sun can severely damage your skin. Learn to protect yourself.


 
Construction work may require working at heights. Learn more about fall
protection.

More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor  Occupational Safety & Health Administration