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Construction Safety

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Proper construction site behavior and construction safety are huge topics, both detailed in pages and pages of OHSA and ANSI manuals. Because of the sheer amount of information available, communicating the most important information--equipment concerns, weight limits, tool use and above all, safety--to the people who need it can be a daunting task. Hiring professional lecturers and arranging demonstrations can be costly as well, and impractical.

Construction safety videos can be a perfectly viable alternative to personal instruction and demonstrations. Work safety videos and DVDs can eliminate some common concerns over scheduling multiple training sessions, speaking in multiple languages, or demonstrating dangerous machinery. Videos offer audio/visual examples of practical, on-the-job concerns, and usually contain detailed information about specific points of interest and focus.

Topics Covered By Construction Safety Videos

Construction safety is much too broad a topic to be covered in a single, 20-minute video. For that reason, video producers usually break topics like construction safety up in to more specific, easily digestible categories. Many times, these categories correspond to individual OSHA certifications that may be necessary for workers.

For example, the topic of construction safety may be split up into materials handling and scaffold safety. A construction material handling video might cover safe lifting and other ergonomic concerns, as well as basic safety equipment usage. A scaffold safety video might cover safety and maintenance of different types of scaffold equipment, including suspension and mobile scaffolding. The video might show the ins and outs of working on scaffolding, and inform workers as to proper precautions when using scaffolding.


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