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Updated: Foundations for Safety Leadership Course

Each year, more than 100,000 construction workers, foremen, and other supervisory personnel take the OSHA 30-hour outreach training course to learn how to identify and control occupational hazards. The new 2.5-hour Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) module fills a long-standing need to provide leadership skills training. The FSL was developed with input from experienced OSHA 10- and 30-hour outreach trainers, construction workers, safety and health professionals, and leadership and safety climate specialists. Its two sections contain foundational material on skills and practices that lead to effective safety leadership and reinforcement activities to demonstrate what happens when foremen, superintendents, workers, and owners use or don’t use leadership skills when responding to real-world construction site hazards.

The FSL package has recently been updated to include additional materials such as a poster, toolbox talks, and a handbook that can be used by companies or other entities that want their foremen and lead workers to incorporate the 5 FSL leadership skills into their daily activities.