Every roofing contractor knows the importance of safety on the job. With roofing being a high-risk occupation, safety measures and regular safety training should be a top priority for all employers.
Within the industry, there are numerous trainings and certifications required to run a safe, effective, and efficient operation. From CERTA Torch Safety Training to OSHA and Fall Protection, it is important to diversify and tailor your safety training program to meet the needs of your crews.
That being stated, today we are focusing specifically on the benefits of OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 safety training. OSHA training is essential because it increases employees’ awareness of workplace hazards and how to mitigate risks that can lead to accidents and fatalities on the job.
Employers can also reap financial benefits from investing in OSHA training. Those benefits include but are not limited to:
- Avoidance of penalties from OSHA inspections
- Reduction in workers’ compensation burdens
- Increase in productivity and financial performance
Additional program benefits include:
- Development of a safety culture
- Team building through hands-on and participatory training activities
- Customized programs with emphasis on areas that are most important to your crews
- Employer demonstration of the value of safety and health to workers
- Meeting the needs of non-English speaking employees through classes offered in Spanish (available upon request).
What is the difference between the 10-hour and 30-hour programs?
While both programs cover various hazards and risks that can be encountered on the job site, the 10-hour training program has been designed to meet the needs of entry level workers, while the 30-hour training program is designed for supervisors and those who hold some level of responsibility when it comes to safety and health. OSHA 30 provides workers with a wider variety of safety topics at a greater depth than OSHA 10. All OSHA training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, prevention, and more.
Upon completion of the program, students will receive an OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour course completion card. More importantly, OSHA 10 & 30 hour students will come away from the program with a genuine appreciation of their value and role in safety on the job.
To learn more about OSHA Safety Training and other essential safety programs offered by Brauner Safety Services, check out the list of services here. To book a training session at your workplace or job site, contact Brauner Safety Services today!