Enhance Your Union Safety Training with a New Case Study Guide
October 2012 – We’re always looking for ways to make safety training more effective and engaging for construction journeymen and apprentices. When the opportunity presented itself for the SBCTC to contribute to a new training guide being created through the California Department of Industrial Relations, staffers Laura Boatman and Debra Chaplan were on board.
The result is a collection of 13 case studies that tell the true stories of construction workers who were injured, made sick, or killed on the job. The Construction Case Study Training Guide was published earlier in 2012 by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC). You can incorporate these stories into your training to help illustrate the importance of safety on the job and the ultimate price that workers pay when things go wrong.
This guide was developed as part of the state’s Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP) which is administered by CHSWC. The SBCTC collaborated with staff from the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at the University of California, Berkeley and the Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) program at the University of California, Los Angeles to develop the guide and pilot test it with journeymen and apprentices.
While limited print copies are available through the WOSHTEP program, we encourage you to download a copy from their website using this link http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc/WOSHTEP/Publications/ConstructionCaseStudyTraining.pdf
All or portions of these materials may be reproduced without permission for educational purposes with proper accreditation given to CHSWC, LOHP, LOSH and SBCTC. We are proud to have been a part of creating this valuable training tool.Print this Page Contact Health & Safety Department about this article