How 20/20 Plumbing & Heating Makes Safety a Priority
In 2018, the construction industry had 1,008 worker fatalities in the private industry (or 21.1 percent of all fatalities in the private industry). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction’s “Fatal Four” — falls, struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between — were responsible for more than half (58.6 percent) of construction worker deaths in 2018.
Though construction worker safety has significantly improved over the past few decades, there is still much work to be done.
Safety Training For New Hires
20/20 Plumbing & Heating (20/20) takes worker safety very seriously and has a comprehensive in-house safety training program designed to prevent accidents and injuries. All new employees hired to work in a warehouse, fab yard and/or make visits to a construction site are required to learn about safety precautions.
An employee’s first day involves learning about:
- Personal protective equipment
- Staying organized and tidy
- Decreasing the risk of an accident or injury
- Following safety signs and procedures
- The characteristics of a safe work area
- Reporting defects and near misses
- Safely using equipment
- Using the right equipment
- The importance of simply asking questions when in doubt
Additional Safety Training Available to 20/20 Employees
20/20 offers many other training opportunities and classes for employees, such as OSHA 10-Hour, CPR First Aid, Mobile Equipment, Fall Protection, Scaffold and Excavation.
The OSHA 10-Hour program is hands-on and tailored to the specific needs of the individual, whether they’re working in plumbing or in HVAC. Trainees learn how to recognize and avoid hazards, file a complaint and value the safety and health of others on a construction site. The program is primarily intended for entry-level workers.
The CPR First Aid program teaches trainees how to recognize when someone needs CPR, perform high-quality CPR, and use an AED on an adult.
Other classes, such as Mobile Equipment, Fall Protection, Scaffold and Excavation, are also offered to help 20/20 employees gain a deeper understanding of safety requirements on construction sites.
Commitment to Safety
20/20 values the health and safety of each individual employee and will go the extra mile to protect them. Clients and partners can rest assured that 20/20 employees are well-trained in safe work practices.