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807 Focus Four: Caught In/Between Hazards
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Welcome to Focus Four: Caught-In/Between Hazards for the construction industry. This is the second course covering the hazards described in our Construction Focus Four Hazards series. Please be sure to complete the series by also taking courses 806, 808, and 809. The Construction Focus Four course was developed in support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Outreach Program's effort to help educate workers in the construction industry about:

  • understanding the hazards they face; and
  • knowing what their employer's responsibilities are to protect workers from workplace hazards.

Construction is among the most dangerous industries in the country and construction inspections comprise 60% of OSHA's total inspections. In 2020, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show there were 1,008 fatal on-the-job injuries to construction workers - more than any other single industry sector and nearly one out of every five work-related deaths in the U.S. that year. Also in 2020, speciality trade contractors accounted for more than half of all private construction industry fatalities.

Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries and/or fatalities, students who complete the four courses in the Focus Four Hazards series will be able to recognize fall hazards, caught-in between hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution hazards (the focus four hazards) employees face in the construction industry.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Define and give examples of caught-in and caught-between hazards.
LO 1.1.2 Identify hazards associated with buried-in or -by accidents.
LO 1.1.3 Describe hazards associated with being crushed or pinned between objects.
LO 1.2.1 Describe machine guarding and other controls to protect against caught-in or -between accidents.
LO 1.2.2 Discuss safe practices to help protect against crush and pinned-between accidents.
LO 1.2.3 Describe requirements for competent persons and training.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)