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Focus Four Construction: Top 4 Life Critical Safety Issues to Avoid: In-person Seminar

Michael Aust, CECM, MS, Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor
Location :-
Houston, TX
| Monday, January 23, 2017

Course Description:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identified the 4 leading causes of fatalities in the Construction Industry. This seminar will review these Fatal Four Hazards which include Electrical Hazards, Fall Hazards, Struck by Hazards and Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazards.

According to OSHA, did you know that the Focus Four Hazards account for nearly 60% of Construction workplace deaths every year in the United States?

You need to attend this one day seminar to understand and become familiar with hazard identification, avoidance and control of each Focus Four Hazard. We will also review training information and documentation for each Focus Four Hazard to educate your workforce.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this seminar, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • Describe employee and employee rights and responsibilities protected by OSHA.
  • Identify each Focus Four Hazard within your workplace.
  • Explain the most common fatal facts of each Focus Four Hazard.
  • Discuss how to avoid or minimize each Focus Four Hazard to an acceptable level of risk.
  • Incorporating the Focus Four Hazards within your safety training program.

Seminar Fee Includes:

AM-PM Tea/Coffee
Seminar Material
USB with seminar presentation
Hard copy of presentation
Attendance Certificate

Areas Covered:

Topics covered in this seminar include:

  • A brief overview of OSHA.
  • Employee and employer rights and responsibilities protected by OSHA.
  • Fall Hazards-
    • Identifying, analyzing, and preventing fall hazards associated with scaffolds, ladders, roofs.
    • Identify factors that contribute to common fall hazards.
    • Explain how to analyze work areas for fall hazards.
  • Caught-in or –between Hazards
    • Unguarded moving machinery
    • Equipment that is not locked-out during maintenance
    • Unprotected excavations and trenches
    • Heavy equipment that causes walls to collapse during demolition
    • Working between moving materials and immovable structures, vehicles, or equipment
  • Stuck-by Hazards
    • Crane collapses
    • Falling equipment loads
    • Faulty overhead power lines
    • Non-visible workers
    • A blast of compressed air
    • Electrical Hazards
    • BE SAFE acronym
  • Electrical Hazards
    • Electrocution Hazards in Construction
    • Protection
    • Employer Requirements
    • Safety Drills
  • Electrocution Hazards Test
  • Robust Your Safety Training Program.
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart M & Subpart K
  • Audit Training Process

Who will Benefit:

  • Any skilled tradesmen,
  • Foreman,
  • Supervisors,
  • Safety manager,
  • Project Engineers
  • HR managers,
  • Safety committee team members,
  • Project Managers
  • Attorneys,
  • Safety consultants who consult in the construction industry
  • Construction Contractors
  • Facilities Professionals
  • Contract Administrators
  • Security Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Subcontractors
  • Legal Counsel


8:00 – 8.30 AM: Meet and Greet

8:45 – 10:00: Brief Overview of OSHA

  • Timeline of Development.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities protected by OSHA

10:00 - 11:00: Focus Four Hazard

  • Why OSHA Emphasis?
  • Description of the Focus Four.
  • Statistics of the Focus Four.

11:00 - 12:00 Focus Four - Fall Hazard

  • The OSHA standard (1926 Subpart M) identifies areas or activities where fall protection is needed.
  • Identifying Fall Hazards in the Workplace.
  • Analyzing, and preventing fall hazards associated with scaffolds, ladders, roofs.
  • How to mitigate Fall Hazard to an Acceptable Level of Risk.
  • Explain how to analyze work areas for fall hazards.

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 Focus Four - Electrical Hazard

  • OSHA’s1926 Subpart K–Electrical deals with the safe operation of electricity and covers situations for workers that deal with electricity.
  • BE SAFE acronym
  • Identifying Electrical Hazards in the Workplace.
  • Safety Drills
  • Electrocution Hazards Test
  • How to mitigate Electrical Hazards to an acceptable level of risk.

2:00 - 3:00 Focus Four – Struck By Hazard

  • Provides an overview of these hazards and identifies the operations that cause these hazards.
  • Review the engineering controls needed and identifies the personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be used to limit or eliminate these injuries.
  • Crane collapse
  • Faulty overhead power lines
  • A blast of compressed air

3:00 - 4:00 Focus Four – Caught In Between Hazard

  • Provides an overview of these hazards and identifies the operations that cause these hazards.
  • Review the engineering controls needed and identifies the personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be used to limit or eliminate these injuries.
  • Unguarded moving machinery
  • Unprotected excavations and trenches
  • Working between moving materials and immovable structures, vehicles, or equipment

4:00 - 4:30 Robust Your Safety Training Program

  • New Hire and Annual Training Processes.
  • Validate Effectiveness of Training Method.
  • Audit Training Process.
  • Workplace Hazards Tests

Meet Your Instructor

Michael Aust,
CECM, MS, Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor

Mr. Aust is the President and Owner of 1030 Communications, LLC. Mr. Aust has a Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management and is a Certified Environmental Compliance Manager #5678. Mr. Aust also served as the management representative for various safety and environmental management systems throughout his career. He is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for both General Industry and Construction Industry.

Michael has provided safety management expertise and regulatory compliance to a variety of industries since 1995. His extensive experience in the safety and health field has been earned from working in a variety of different types of organizations within the private sector. He has developed and implemented safety management systems for organizations without such processes and has helped mature management systems for Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies.

Some highlights of his involvement in professional organizations include; Security Committee Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), Safety Committee Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), American Society of Safety Engineers, South Louisiana S.T.E.P.S. AdHoc Committee Member, Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance (GBRIA) Owner Entry Requirements Committee, American Society of Safety Engineers Grapevine Chapter Section Chairperson.

Mr. Aust has provided safety auditing, inspecting and training services for companies such as US Fusion, The TopCor Companies, BP North America, Honeywell, Gulf South Safety Consultants, The Commodore Corporation – Indiana Division, JE Spear Consulting, Ivy Tech Corporate College, Eaton and The Andersons to only name a few. He is also a content contributor for various safety newsletters and blogs

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