The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a free, online training video for construction workers whose primary language is Spanish.
“This new course reflects Oregon OSHA’s ongoing commitment to expand our educational offerings for Spanish-speaking employers and workers in a way that fits their busy schedules, and that helps them maintain safe workplaces,” said Roy Kroker, consultation and public education manager for Oregon OSHA.
The course, “Fall Protection for Construction” — the fourth course in the “Fall Protection Suite” — is designed to help Spanish-speaking employers and workers meet the requirements of Oregon OSHA’s fall protection standards. This is the counterpart to the English version of the course released last year.
The course covers a comprehensive set of fall protection topics in construction with insights from industry leaders and practical demonstrations. The multimedia course covers a comprehensive set of fall protection information in construction, including “the purposes of fall arrest and fall restraint systems; fall clearance calculations; scaffolding; guardrails; leading edge work; and holes and openings.”
The “Fall Protection for Construction” course also includes the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion.Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in construction work. Between 2016 and 2020, there were 1,520 accepted disabling claims in construction in Oregon due to falls.