The Big Four Safety Hazards in General Industry

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There are four main hazards associated with industrial work: fall, electrical, struck-by, and caught-in. These hazards are known to cause injuries and fatalities in the workplace. It is important to train managers and employees on how to identify, avoid, and remedy these risks in the workplace. When employees are trained for these hazards, the potential for injuries, fatalities and the liability to the employer are all decreased.

Through the completion of this course, an employer or manager can determine what actions are necessary to reduce the risk of employee exposure to these hazards. This course provides the most important recommendations and how to apply them to the situation at hand. With the proper application of these procedures, as well as consistent enforcement practices, it is likely that employees will know what to do to avoid falling, electrical, struck-by, and caught-in hazards. This course is based on the publication, The Big Four Safety Hazards: Falls, Electrical, Struck-By and Caught-In Applied to General Industry. This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with OSHA, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end and is intended to provide 1 hour of professional development.


At the conclusion of this course, the student will have learned or been exposed to the following topics:
• The sources of work-related hazards
• How to identify and avoid hazards
• The implementation of a safe and successful work environment

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