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OSHA: Fatalities from Improper Work Practices - 4 PDH

This course is based on case studies taken from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Fatal Facts” —descriptions of accidents in which one or more workers died because of improper work practices. Reading and thinking about these case studies gives an immediacy and emotional impact—“Do you mean somebody died because of this?”—that can’t be obtained from an abstract discussion of general principles alone.
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Manufacturer: Rossow


This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Principles of accident prevention

  • OSHA’s accident prevention recommendations for falls, asphyxiation, nail guns, trenches, electrocution and working near machinery

  • Importance of worker training, both in competence in operating equipment and in awareness of hazards existing on a particular job site

  • Importance of supervision and enforcement of proper work practices

  • OSHA resources available for helping employers reduce hazards occurring in particular situations

  • Extent and types of work-related accidents occurring in the United States

  • Most frequently cited OSHA violations

  • Disproportionate role played by falls in the fatal accidents totals

  • Significance of having a designated competent person present on the site

  • Fatal Four leading causes of construction accidents

  • Tremendous variety of work-place accidents that can lead to serious injury or death

This course is intended primarily for civil, construction, mechanical, and industrial engineers and others who are responsible for employee safety and OSHA compliance in potentially hazardous occupations.

This course includes a true/false and multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to highlight the general concepts of the course material.

This course is based on the article “OSHA Fatal Facts: Fatalities Caused by Improper Work Practices” by Mark Rossow, which uses some of the accident summaries from OSHA’s website,


Monday, 07 February 2022
Very gripping content. Knowing that in each case someone was killed was enough to keep my attention for the entire three hours it took me to complete the course. Everyone who works on a construction site should study this course.
William Cobb
Thursday, 16 January 2020
Informative, and important material for anyone working on or visiting construction sites. Course was written well and engaging. Safety First!
Jeff Tolentino

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