Targeted Topics Training Resources

An effective safety and health training program is one of the best ways that a contractor can improve their overall safety and health management program for workers of all experience levels especially those new to the construction industry. Research shows that this particular group of workers has a higher rate of injuries and illnesses than more experienced workers.  Over the past several years, AGC has developed training materials for contractors covering a wide ranges of topics.  These resources are available below for download and use to enhance, or supplement, your current training offerings.

Thirteen Tips for Improving Safety  

AGC of America has identified 13 steps to further improve workplace safety, with a special focus on making sure the growing number of new and relatively inexperienced workers joining many firms have the training needed to protect themselves and their co-workers. Click here to download the thirteen tips.

Fall Protection/Prevention (2023)*


  • Introduction to the Problem
  • Duty to Have Fall Protection
  • Fall Protection Systems I - Criteria and Practices
  • Fall Protection Systems II - Criteria and Practices
  • Scaffolds, Ladders and Lifts
  • Operations with Fall Hazards - Concrete and Steel Erection
  • Operations with Fall Hazards - Commercial Roofing
  • Operations with Fall Hazards - Wood Frame Construction

Download Modules: English | Spanish

Trenching & Excavation (2022)*


  • Introduction to the Problem
  • Utilities Protection
  • Hazards
  • Soil Testing and Classification
  • Protective Systems

Download Modules: English | Spanish

Crane Management (2020)*


  • Introduction to the Problem
  • Hazards Related to Cranes
  • Types, Components, and Crane Functionality
  • Crane Inspections
  • Personnel Competency
  • Crane Management

Download Modules: English | Spanish

Focus Four Hazards (2017)*


  • Introduction to the Problem
  • Falls
  • Struck-By
  • Caught-In or -Between
  • Electrocution

Download Modules: English 

Highway Work Zones (2016)*


  • Introduction to the Problem
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Work Zone Safety
  • Safe Flagging Operations
  • Crane Management

Download Modules: English | Spanish

Highway Work Zones (2008/2009)

AGC of America and Zurich Services Corporation developed a program designed to increase hazard awareness and demonstrate the appropriate control measures to address highway worker safety exposures.

This material is designed to assist in mitigating highway worker safety exposures by increasing awareness of the hazards and the appropriate control measures. The program focuses on preventing the leading causes of highway worker fatalities (Focus Four) and serious soft tissue injuries (Plus One).

The program consists of eight interactive modules on video and a fully customizable presentation that address street, road and highway work including:

  • Asphalt paving
  • Bridge work
  • Concrete paving
  • Demolition work
  • Traffic control
  • Earthwork and grading operations
  • Short-term and mobile operations
  • Utility and drainage work

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Other Safety and Health Resources

OSHA Training Requirements    

Many OSHA standards include explicit safety and health training requirements to ensure that workers have the required skills and knowledge to safely do their work. These requirements reflect the belief that training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses. To assist employers, safety and health professionals, training directors and others with a need to know, OSHA’s training-related requirements have been excerpted and collected in this updated booklet. 

Training in the safe way for workers to do their jobs well is an investment that will pay back over and over again in fewer injuries and illnesses, better morale, lower insurance premiums and more. It is a good idea to keep a record of all safety and health training. Documentation can also supply an answer to one of the first questions an incident investigator will ask: “Did the employee receive adequate training to do the job?” The training requirements for the construction industry can be found on pages 143 – 237.

Click here to download the OSHA booklet.

OSHA Construction eTools     

Construction can be a safe occupation when workers are aware of the hazards, and their employer implements an effective Safety and Health Program. There are numerous hazards that can lead to serious injury in the construction industry. The hazards addressed in this eTool* have been selected because statistics show they cause most construction-related fatalities. An effective Safety and Health Program should focus on these areas to help ensure that potentially fatal accidents are prevented.

Click here to access OSHA's Construction eTools.



This material was produced under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.  Photos shown in this presentation may depict situations that are not in compliance with applicable OSHA requirements.


This page was last updated on October 5, 2023. 

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