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Federal and state regulations make the employer responsible for providing a safe work site. The regulations are complex, but basically it’s the employer’s job to train employees so that they can recognize and avoid hazards. Yeah, I know, we all hate to hear about what we should be doing. If we wanted to be told what to do, we wouldn’t be in business for ourselves. Like many in the trades, I’ve had a somewhat resentful attitude toward safety rules and regulations. However, a recent incident on the job, which could easily have been a fatal accident, caused me to reevaluate my priorities and get serious about safety training. I decided to build a comprehensive inhouse training program. Because