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Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and repair. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

Aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites due to their mobility and flexibility. They may be made of metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic, or other materials. They may be powered or manually operated, and are considered to be aerial lifts whether or not they can rotate around a primarily vertical axis.  Many workers are injured or killed on aerial lifts each year.

This Forklift Operator Training program, while designed for the construction industry, is based on OHSA's 29CFR 1910.178 found in the general industry regulations. OSHA references this standard for Powered Industrial Trucks in the 29CFR 1926 construction industry regulations. During the training video you will see information on certain forklifts which are used in construction, warehouse and manufacturing settings. This is necessary to cover the standard appropriately.

Fall hazards are the leading cause of construction worker deaths, accounting for about 33.5% of all fatalities in construction each year. Of the 338 construction worker fatalities attributed to falls in 2018, close to 15% were from scaffolds. OSHA estimates that about 65% of all construction workers perform some work on scaffolds every year. That’s a lot of folks working on scaffolds potentially being exposed to a number of hazards such as falls, electrocutions, and falling objects.