When you own your own business, there are many facets that you need to know about — sometimes the sheer number of details can be overwhelming. One of the most important areas you will ever need to address is workplace safety. Obviously, construction is one of the most physically demanding industries out there. With proper employer and employee training, your company can reap the benefits of fewer workplace injuries, higher productivity and less risk of workplace fatalities. Luckily, Origin is here to help answer all of your questions and put you on the right path to learning everything you need to know.
What is OSHA?
The acronym OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is the federal oversight agency for businesses throughout the U.S. While each state may hold its own workplace safety requirements, all businesses within the United States are required to follow the rules and guidelines as laid out by OSHA. With OSHA in place, employers and employees are guaranteed a safe and healthy workplace.
What Kinds of OSHA Safety Training Do I Need?
With OSHA safety training, it’s important to know exactly which courses your construction business needs in order to stay compliant and operate safely. Origin can help you by providing exactly which courses your workforce needs, allowing you to rest assured that your employees needs are fully met in every segment of the construction industry.
Some of the courses you might find useful for your company include:
General Safety and Health Provisions; Safety Training and Education; Employee Emergency Action Plans; Medical Services and First Aid; Hazard Communication; Gases, Vapors, Fumes, Dusts, and Mists; Lead; Hearing Protection; Respiratory Protection; Fire Protection; Signaling; Scaffolding; Fall Protection; Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators and Ladders (and Stairways), amongst many, many others. The best way to determine your needs is to talk with one of our friendly experts. They can guide you in choosing the right courses to include.
The importance of a solid understanding of safety protocols and recognizing hazardous situations cannot be stressed enough. Typically, construction employees start with the Hazard Recognition 10-hour or 30-hour training. Regardless of industry, it allows each participant to gain a strong understanding upon which they can build their knowledge.
Depending on the area of construction your business encompasses, you can build your own curriculum with Origin, allowing you to include regular testing that will help ensure that your employees are retaining all of the necessary information to create a safe and healthy work environment.
Learning Management Software: What is it?
Origin offers a comprehensive Learning Management platform with its software. This allows you as an employer to manage all aspects of your training from one application. From this management system, you are able to offer certifications and licensing requirements to your employees, carry out exams, provide interactive virtual learning materials and comprehensive compliance content. This all-in-one platform saves time and integrates seamlessly from one point to another, giving you the ability to easily educate your employees and certify contractors and other workers in various areas. It also eliminates the need to bring in multiple instructors for classes that can cut into productivity, while allowing employees to learn at their own pace and truly absorb the material being presented.
If you’re looking for a streamlined system that will do all the heavy lifting for you, Origin can provide you with that and more! We offer one of the most innovative learning and workforce verification systems in the industry. You will not only save time and money, but also the stress of coordinating multiple providers and ensures that your employees are receiving all of the information they need to keep your company in compliance with current regulations. Give us a call — you’ll wonder how you ever managed without Origin’s Learning Management Software!