Contractor Safety

  • 4 topics | 19m 59s
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Contractors are hired to perform services on worksites where a variety of hazards may be present. The hiring company shares some of the responsibility for the safety of the contractor. Often, jobs require contractors to work alongside the hiring company, and the safety of each impacts the other. Understanding contractor safety and acknowledging the benefit for both parties is important in providing a safe and healthful workplace. In this course, you will learn about different classifications of employers and their responsibilities to ensure a safe worksite. This course was developed with subject matter provided by Winn Forensics, LLC, a professional services company focusing on corporate, business, and personal safety training as well as consulting on occupational injury matters. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify considerations when preparing for the safety of contractors
  • define the different categories of employers on a worksite
  • identify roles that apply to a single employer in a given contractor safety scenario
  • identify steps to take when determining employer responsibilities on multi-employer worksites
  • recognize types of information that should be communicated to contractors to help ensure their safety and that of others on a worksite


  • Contractor Safety on Multi-employer Worksites
  • Responsibilities of Employers
  • Determining Responsibility
  • Communicating Safety Concerns to Contractors