Why Your Construction Company Should Incorporate Online OSHA Training

11 March 2021
 Categories: Business, Blog


Mandating that your construction workers complete OSHA training is an effective way to ensure their protection and to minimize the risk of your company having to face any serious legal challenges due to injuries in the future. Your crew is sure to appreciate the training because it will help them avoid injuries that could affect their future job opportunities. You no longer must host in-person training sessions during work hours to get your crew trained. Instead, consider incorporating an online OSHA construction safety training program into your business model instead. Here are just a few good reasons to do so.

Offer Your Employees Some Flexibility

One good reason to incorporate online OSHA training into your business model is to offer your employees some flexibility. Instead of coming in to work early or staying late for a few days in a row to get their safety training, they can get through the 10- or 30-hour training course (depending on which course you offer and/or they choose) in their own time at home. You could pay them a bonus for completing the training since they will be using their personal time to complete it.

However, even if you do not offer a bonus, chances are that your employees will appreciate not having to spend more time than necessary at work just to complete their OSHA training. Spending a little spare time on the weekend doing the training will likely be more appealing to the majority.

Improve Workplace Production Levels

Having your employees take their OSHA training online will free more time up during the workday so that they can be more productive overall. There is no time wasted on transitioning from the training room to the construction site. There is no need to spend time during the workday going over OSHA topics or making sure that everyone has access to pertinent guides and paperwork. The little bit of time you can save each day should really add up by the end of the year.

Get New Employees Trained Before Working

Another benefit of incorporating online OSHA training into your business model is to get your new employees trained before they start their first day of work. This is important because it will help ensure that every person working on your crew understands the safety practices and measures that should be practicing on the job site from day one. Also, taking OSHA training before starting work should provide your new employees with the confidence they need to perform well on the job.