Safety Orientation Checklist

Use this checklist to help confirm that all workers on your jobsite understand the safety protocols and procedures specific to this project.

Question Response Type
1. Does the new worker understand the safety protocols for the project? Yes No N/A
2. Does the new worker understand the location of the nearest medical facility? Yes No N/A
3. Does the new worker understand the location of the project muster point? Yes No N/A
4. Does the new worker understand the project working hours? Yes No N/A
5. Does the new worker understand the location of the temporary toilets and hand-washing stations? Yes No N/A
6. What is the new workers name? Text Answer
7. What company employs the new worker? Text Answer

What is construction safety orientation?

Construction safety orientation educates workers on general safety guidelines, as well as site-specific safety hazards. While many construction workers may be familiar with general construction safety guidelines, each job site has specific hazards that everyone should be made aware of.

A safety orientation training ensures everyone understands jobsite safety. Safety training is also required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) for new employees. This means that ensuring everyone has undergone any needed safety training—and being able to prove training happened with proper safety documentation—will help you in case of litigation.

What should be included in construction safety orientation?

According to the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearing House, safety orientation training should give an overview of:

  • Management’s commitment to safety and employee rights
  • The company’s safety and health programs and policies
  • Safety and health regulatory requirements
  • Site-specific information
  • Hazards and how to correct them
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Verification and evaluation process
  • Reporting protocols
  • Employee participation
  • Emergency procedures
  • Construction safety orientations should be created with the jobsite in mind, so each orientation will be a little different. That's why all of Raken's checklists are customizable—including the Construction Safety Orientation Checklist.

    What are the seven elements of a successful construction health and safety program?

    OSHA outlines seven key factors to a successful construction safety program:

    1. 1. Management leadership
    2. 2. Worker participation
    3. 3. Hazard identification and assessment
    4. 4. Hazard prevention and control
    5. 5. Education and training
    6. 6. Program evaluation and improvement
    7. 7. Communication and coordination for host employers, contractors, and staffing agencies

    Safety orientation is key when it comes to safety training, increasing construction workers' commitment to safety, identifying hazards, and preventing accidents.

    What are the four most common struck-by hazards (or "Fatal Four") in construction?

    According to OSHA the top four construction hazards, or struck-by hazards, are:

    1. 1. Falls
    2. 2. Electrocution
    3. 3. Caught-in/between object(s)
    4. 4. Struck-by object

    Safety orientation should cover each of these hazards, as well as how to prevent them on the jobsite.

    How can I make safety a priority on the jobsite?

    Making time to go over safety protocols is easy with Raken. Raken's toolbox talks let you plan, deliver, and track attendance for any safety topics. You can bulk schedule talks from the office, too.

    Not only do Raken's toolbox talks help you plan safety orientations—they also help you plan continuing education on safety. This means ongoing support to all construction workers, letting them know their safety is important—and ultimately decreasing injuries and accidents.

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