Salem, OR—Oregon OSHA has launched a free Spanish-language online video training course to help employers and workers address fall hazards and increase safety in the roofing industry.
The course, “Fall Protection for Roofing,”: https://osha.oregon.gov/edu/courses/espanol/Pages/...
is part of the division’s ongoing work to expand its Spanish-language computer-based training to broaden the audience for its educational offerings.
“This course provides a solid foundation and plenty of tools for strengthening fall protection in roofing,” said Roy Kroker, consultation and public education manager for Oregon OSHA. “But it is more than that. It also helps employers and workers address such fall hazards by removing language barriers.”
The course includes insights from industry leaders and covers a comprehensive set of topics. Those topics include hazard identification, fall protection equipment and systems, safe access, and training.
The need to address fall hazards cannot be overstated. Each year in the U.S., more than 310 construction workers are killed and more than 10,350 are seriously injured by falls from heights, according to federal data. About 81 percent of deaths from roofs occur in the construction industry.
The Spanish-language “Fall Protection for Roofing” course includes the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion. Visit more Spanish-language courses: https://osha.oregon.gov/edu/courses/espanol/Pages/...
Learn about the PESO program: https://osha.oregon.gov/edu/peso/Pages/default.asp...
Learn about Oregon OSHA’s education and training services: https://osha.oregon.gov/edu/Pages/index.aspx
Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, visit osha.oregon.gov
The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov
Aaron Corvin, public information officer