The Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) says it held an OHSA 10-hour training program on Jan. 19 and 20, focusing on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provided information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.
The association says Additional safety trainings are available on demand as a part of HCAC’s objective to ensure the worker’s knowledge about their workplace hazards.
HCAC says 44 work-related fatalities were reported in North Carolina in 2014, 19 of those occurred within the construction industry. In 2013 there was a total of 23 fatalities, with 12 fewer cases in construction workplaces.
HCAC says it is concerned about these numbers and as a result, it is constantly offering safety classes and information, in order to keep it’s members in a safer place.
For more information, see http://www.hcacarolinas.org.