The Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council and its affiliated members support and provide training to their members in order to provide the best and safest trained workforce.
Safety training helps the worker identify possible hazards and prevent on-the-job accidents. By providing the best safety training, Contractors and Unions strive to insure that workers are able to earn a living and return home each day uninjured.
Many of the Building Trades Local Unions have adopted and incorporated the OSHA 10 hour Safety Training Course or the Building and Construction Trades Departments "Smart Mark Safety Training" modeled after the OSHA 10 hour training into their Collective Bargaining Agreements and Apprenticeship Training Programs. A workforce that has been provided the proper safety training focuses on the prevention of accidents. Safety training also helps the contractors keep their Experience Modification Rates (EMR) low, thus enabling them to competitively bid on projects that would otherwise keep them off a bid list, plus reducing their workers compensation premiums.
Safety Training Links
Click Here to visit Center for Protection of Workers Rights.
Click Here to visit the National Building Trades description of special programs.
Click Here to visit the George Meany Center Labor College.