OSHA offers new training elective on safety leadership

Course designed particularly for foreman, lead workers

Posted January 3, 2017

OSHA’s Outreach Training Program and the Center for Construction Research and Training have developed a new OSHA 30-hour construction training elective course: Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL).

Responding to a training gap identified by contractors, unions, and other industry stakeholders, FSL is designed to introduce construction workers, particularly foremen and lead workers, to five critical safety leadership skills needed to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes. The course stresses the importance of leading by example, engaging and empowering team members, listening and communicating effectively, coaching and providing feedback, and recognizing team members who go above and beyond for safety.

The FSL course will be available on OSHA’s Outreach Training Program webpage starting January 1, 2017.

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