Overview & Objectives
Along with falls, electrocution, and struck-by accidents, OSHA has placed a national focus on incidents when workers are caught in or between vehicles, equipment, or machinery among the Focus Four, the most dangerous hazards found on construction worksites. By definition, a caught-in/-between hazard occurs wherever workers may become pinned, crushed, squeezed, or caught between moving and/or stationary objects. When these accidents occur, they often result in injury or even death. The Focus Four Caught Between Fatality Prevention for Construction course helps workers and managers identify and avoid these hazards to help ensure everyone stays safe on the job.
Focus Four Caught Between Fatality Prevention for Construction helps employees understand the dangers of caught-in/-between hazards and how to minimize them in the workplace. Course topics include:
- The OSHA Focus Four
- Common caught‐in or ‐between hazards
- How to avoid and minimize hazards
- Best practices for working safely near caught-in/-between hazards
- How to escape caught‐in or ‐between hazards
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Employer responsibilities
After completing the course, students will understand the dangers presented by these caught‐in or ‐between hazards and best practices for preventing injuries and death.