Safety Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about Safety:
How do I become a Safety Professional?
That's an excellent question, we suggest about three different paths to chart.
- The Young man's Path: If you are just starting out in Life, meaning still very young, we suggest to enroll in some Safety course such as: Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, CHST, OSHT, BS in Occupational Safety & Health, etc.
- The Average man's Path: If you have been working in Construction, in a craft for a few years, you have what we call "experience", now what do you do with it? We suggest seeking Certifications and Training that are more specific to your craft. Every new Safety Professional should take an OSHA 510 course from an OSHA certified outreach program. This course is the prerequisite to the OSHA 500 course, specifically for trainers/Managers that teach OSHA 10/30 courses. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry course will cover OSHA policies, procedures, and standards for the construction industry as well as safety and health principles. Each section of the OSHA Construction Standards will be covered. Special emphasis will be placed on those areas that are more hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926 Construction Safety Standard and 1910 General Safety Standard will be provided.
- The Older man's Path: If you are a little older, and maybe looking to finish out their career earning some easy money, then Safety is for you; but how do you get hired? We highly suggest taking the OSHA 510 course as a way to amplify your knowledge of Safety Practices and to pad your no doubt already extensive resume.