OSHA 30-HOUR PROGRAM
All AFI employees have a minimum of OSHA 10 training on safety and health in the workplace. Many of our employees proudly have OSHA 500 training as well OSHA 30. The OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry training program provides workers who have safety responsibilities with a greater depth and variety of training on safety compliance issues. Comprehensive education includes an introduction to OSHA; hazard training; managing safety and health; materials handling, use, storage and disposal; personal protective equipment; hand and power tools; scaffolds; stairways and ladders.
We’re not just well-trained in workplace safety, we’re also OSHA-authorized trainers. A number of our employees are OSHA 500 trained in teaching OSHA Standards for Construction safety. Among prerequisites for this training, workers have five years of safety and health work experience in the construction industry. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10-hour and 30-hour classes as well as on those that are the most hazardous in the construction industry.
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Training
All AFI employees have successfully completed education programs in compliance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on hazardous chemicals. The Standard covers hazard determination, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and employee information and training. Training includes methods and observations to detect the presence or release of chemicals, physical and health hazards, protective measures and explanation of the SDS.
OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts) Certification
All AFI employees who operate forklifts do so with the confidence and experience enhanced by certified training to OSHA standards. Training is based on safe operation, familiarity with workplace hazards created by the use of forklifts and general safety requirements. Truck-related and workplace-related topics of training include forklift operation, forklift capacity and stability, surface conditions, load manipulation and pedestrian traffic.
Aerial Lift Operation
Through professional programs provided by aerial lift manufacturers, all AFI employees are extensively trained and authorized to operate all makes of aerial lifts that we employ on our worksites.
All AFI employees are certified in CPR.
For more information on OSHA, visit the website at www.osha.gov. Please contact AFI if you have any questions about our safety program or if there are special circumstances involving safety at your worksite.