The Gail Miller Recognition Program for Excellence in Safety: Initial Lessons for All Employers/h1>
Although many contractors provide some form of safety orientation, few appear to have a program that properly prepares employees for the hazards to which they may be exposed on a construction site. You, the employer, need to do more than provide general information on safety to your employees. You must commit the time necessary to ensure that your employees fully understand the hazards they may face when working in post frame construction. Having employees take an Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10- or 30-hour class may not be the best option; such a class may prove overwhelming for a new employee.