OSHA last week launched a regional Focus Four Campaign in the Mid-Atlantic States to address the four leading causes of fatal injuries in construction.

Throughout the month of March, the campaign will use toolbox talks and outreach events to focus on electrical hazards. In April, the focus will be on struck-by hazards; May will target fall hazards; and June will focus on caught-in/between hazards.

Campaign partners include OSHA consultation projects, state occupational safety and health agencies in Maryland and Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council, and the General Builders and Contractors Association

The Construction Focus Four Training consists of lesson plans on each of the Focus Four Hazards. Each lesson plan was developed based on specific learning objectives. Trainers must use these learning objectives when planning the training, and follow the participatory training model when conducting the training. This includes applying effective training techniques. Trainers may utilize the tests provided to measure each student’s knowledge of the learning objectives. Testing is not required and must not be counted toward the required student contact hours.

Click here for more information about the Focus Four campaign.