Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour Construction Industry class provides important training on workers' rights and common workplace hazards and injuries. All students who complete this 10-hour training receive the yellow-stripe OSHA 10 construction card. New York City Department of Buildings mandates that all workers at major construction sites must have attended this OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry safety class within the last five years. DOB inspectors regularly visit job sites to check for OSHA cards, and any laborer without an OSHA card will be ejected from the job. Taking this course helps students to remain safety compliant and maintain their current employment or to become safety compliant as a first step towards qualifying to be hired in the construction field.
This training is intended to provide entry-level workers at construction sites information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job-related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of construction industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter. Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance control, and prevention, not OSHA standards.
Part I topics include Introduction to OSHA, your rights as a worker, Chemical Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, & OSHA Fatality/Catastrophe report
Part II topics include the Construction Focus Four, the four most common deadly hazards at construction sites: Fall Hazards, Electrical Hazards, Struck-By Hazards, and Caught-in-between Hazards. Asbestos safety training will also be offered. This safety training identifies the serious and deadly health hazards of working near and being exposed to asbestos and helps students learn to identify and avoid asbestos hazards.
Trainer: Mike O’Donnell is the President and C.E.O. of New York Safety and Training. Mike has spent his career in service, safety, and teaching. A native New Yorker, Mike is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Naval officer. Mike is a certified New York City Fire Safety Director, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authorized outreach trainer, and a certified American Red Cross first aid/CPR instructor. Mike is completing a doctoral degree from St John’s University and has taught at St John’s, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Nassau Community College, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), and the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis). Mike is pleased to bring his extensive teaching experience to the field of occupational safety and enjoys all aspects of teaching safety management.