Building construction supervisors have a huge responsibility to keep worksites safe for employees. By law, building supervisors must successfully complete a Building Construction Supervisors Safety, or BCSS, course. Read the frequently asked questions below to learn additional information about worksite safety and the role of the supervisor.

What are some measures that building construction supervisors can take to make the worksite safe?

Building construction supervisors can keep accidents and injuries from occurring by making sure that every employee follows safety protocols. This includes safety training for employees, reminding employees about safety every day, and analyzing safety breaches to prevent recurrence. During the planning stage, construction supervisors should always consider any safety issues that might occur during a project. By thinking ahead, supervisors can take the necessary steps to prevent accidents and injuries to workers at the job site.

What are some of the most common work-related injuries for construction workers?

There are four types of injuries that are the most common at construction sites. Falling causes many injuries to workers at a job site, so it’s important to identify any falling hazards and rectify them before an accident happens. Falling often occurs when employees are walking on a walkway or ramp. Other ways that employees can become injured are by falling from a roof or another high place while working. The other common worksite injuries include electrocution, an object striking a worker, and a worker becoming caught in an object or between two objects.

What does a building construction supervisor learn when taking the required safety courses?

When building construction supervisors enroll in a BCSS course, they’ll learn their specific duties as they relate to safety. The course teaches supervisors how to detect specific safety hazards and how to correct these safety issues. Supervisors will learn how to correctly write up accident reports and inspect a worksite. During the course, supervisors will be taught about different types of safety hazards including fire, electrical and mechanical. Safety issues that are often present during a demolition, excavation, and piling will also be addressed during the course.

Building construction safety courses that are completed by construction supervisors prevent many accidents and injuries at the worksite.