In April 2015, the East End Crossing was recognized by Mid-America OSHA Training Institute because of the implementation of the project’s safety program and how it has surpassed expectations. The Mid-America OSHA Education Center provided to Walsh-Vinci Construction (WVC) an award of recognition for going above and beyond in safety. The award was for the training of 11 members of the project team to be official OSHA 10 and 30-hour trainers in the construction industry. In fact, the project was one of the first projects in the United States to hold an OSHA 500 course on-site as a part of the partnership with the OSHA training institute. The majority of the students were members of the WVC safety and management teams.
The OHSA 10 and 30-hour courses are an integral part of the site safety program for anyone involved in construction activities. The programs train workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, prevention of safety and health hazards in construction and the basics of occupational safety and health.
The OSHA 10-hour course provides an entry level construction worker’s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The OSHA 30-hour course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in the construction industry. It’s specifically devised for project management, engineers, superintendents, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.