City of Philadelphia offering classes to help make construction sites safer

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The city of Philadelphia is teaming up with the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council to offer free jobsite safety training.

The OSHA 10 course will be offered over two Saturday’s and Philly Department of Licenses & Inspections Commissioner Dave Perri says they are doing this to make it easier for workers to get the mandatory training.

“Six percent of the workforce is involved directly in the construction trade, but they have 17 percent of the fatalities,” Perri said.

The goal says Perri is to give people who work on construction sites or who aspire to work there a certification they need to be safe in the building trades.

“It is a marketable skill, a certification you can present to any employer to show that you know the basics of worksite safety,” he said.

Perri says the course will be offered in both English and Spanish, but you have to complete two, five-hour sessions to receive certification.

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