Minnesota OSHA's free Construction Seminars feature a presentation about a specific construction safety or health topic -- with time for questions, answers and input -- plus an update from MNOSHA Compliance about what's currently happening regarding investigations.
There is no fee for the seminars, but participants are still asked to pre-register for each seminar. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages.
Mark your calendars now and get placed on the seminar mailing list by calling (651) 284-5375 or emailing a request to email@example.com.
The Construction Seminars are at the MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 W. Cty. Road I, Shoreview, MN. The facility is state of the art and has plenty of free parking available for attendees. Directions and maps are available at www.dot.state.mn.us/hr/trngctr/contacts.html. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.; program begins at 7 a.m.
The seminars are presented in a panel discussion format. The Construction Seminar Steering Committee decided this format leads to better interaction with the audience, leading to a better understanding and more practical learning. This format provides a safe environment for participants to ask real worksite questions and get real worksite safety and health solutions.
Sept. 16, 2014 -- Confined space in construction
What is a confined space in construction? What are the hazards of a confined space? Do I have to have a rescue plan or can I just call 911? The discussion
at this seminar will answer those questions and more, including what kind of rescue plan you should have in place.
Nov. 18, 2014 -- Exposure to silica; respirator programs
The discussion at this seminar will center around how workers are exposed to silica on construction sites. We'll talk about what can be done to help reduce and eliminate these hazards, including the proper and practical use of respirators. You'll also learn what MNOSHA Compliance is citing and what hazards are being found.
Jan. 13, 2015 -- A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR) program; basic safety programs; and GHS
Employers in certain industries are required to develop written, comprehensive workplace safety and health programs, which has been the requirement since 1990, when Minnesota amended its Occupational Safety and Health Act, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 182. An employer covered by this law must establish a written A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR) program that promotes safe and healthful working conditions and is based on clearly stated goals, with objectives for meeting those goals.
Attend this seminar to find out the specific requirements of a usable AWAIR program and how this workplace safety program is used by Minnesota's construction industry to identify, analyze and control hazards.
During this seminar, the panel will review the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS) and how it has internationally unified the chemical hazard communication system. Attendees will learn how to read the chemical warning labels, which use hazard pictograms, signal words and hazard statements, and the newly formatted safety data sheets.
March 17, 2015 -- Residential fall-protection (Check back for more details)
May 19, 2015 -- Traffic control and workzone safety (Check back for more details)
For more information about the construction seminars or to be placed on the seminar mailing list, call
(651) 284-5375 (toll-free call 1-877-470-6742) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The changing workforce: Does age, culture or gender affect construction worksite safety? (Nov. 20, 2013; The changing workforce)
Cranes and derricks in construction, subpart CC (March 12, 2013; The crane standard)
Excavation inspections/utilities (March 18, 2014; Excavation inspections/utilities: Jobsites above and below ground; pre-inspections; daily inspections; resources)
MNOSHA update -- GHS (Jan. 15, 2013; Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS) of chemicals)
Minnesota OSHA residential fall-protection trusses and roofing (Nov. 20, 2012; Residential fall-protection, focusing on roofs and trusses)