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. 15, 2015 -- Defective or damaged tools, equipment, PPE: Throw it away!
Why is it so hard for us to get rid of defective equipment that -- if used -- could
cause a serious injury or worse?
How and why is this happening?
Continued use of damaged or defective equipment, tools and PPE creates serious problems on construction worksites and exposes employees to potential injuries. Attend this seminar to discuss these types of workplace hazards. Find out when tools, equipment and PPE need to be discarded and replaced to help assure the safety of every construction worker.
Panel members: Facilitator -- Bob Williams, Adolfson and Peterson Construction, regional safety director; Dean Johnson, Graham Construction Services, Inc., safety director; and Bob Sarna, MNOSHA Compliance, administrative director
Nov. 17, 2015 -- Rescue plans, crisis management
What is an emergency on construction worksites and what plans need to be in place for these emergencies? There are many different types of emergencies that can take place on a worksite because there are so many different types of construction. What is safe one moment is no longer safe the next. Workplace situations and hazards can change in a short period of time and we must be ready for them with ways to rescue workers should something go wrong. How do you plan for an emergency or a rescue?
What do you do after someone is hurt? What is crisis management and how is it applied? This seminar will take an in-depth look at what needs to be done to have effective emergency and rescue plans, as well as a crisis management system if something does occur.
Panel members: To be determined
Jan. 19, 2016 -- Topic to be determined
March 15, 2016 -- Topic to be determined
May 17, 2016 -- Topic to be determined
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.
Silica and respirators (Nov. 18, 2014; Exposure to silica; respirator programs)
Confined space entry (Sept. 16, 2014; Confined space in construction)
Excavation inspections/utilities (March 18, 2014; Excavation inspections/utilities: Jobsites above and below ground; pre-inspections; daily inspections; resources)
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)
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)