Construction Safety Core Course Catalog

  Library Description
  Construction Safety Core 10 Construction Safety lessons (see the lesson titles and descriptions below)
  Lesson Description
  Fall Protection OSHA requires that any employee who is at risk for falls in the workplace must be trained and properly equipped.  In this lesson you will learn how to in Identify unsafe conditions or unsafe acts that pose fall hazards.   You will learn the requirements for Fall Protection Systems and the effects of free-fall and sudden arrest of free-fall on the body.  You will also learn the requirements for equipment used in, and proper use of, Work Positioning, Fall Protection, Fall Restraint, and Fall Arrest systems.  Finally, you will learn the action levels imposed by OSHA regarding fall hazards.
  Electrical Safety This lesson provides employees who work indirectly with, or near, electricity with general knowledge about preventing accidents caused by electrical hazards. It includes the basic principles of electricity and the primary hazards associated with electricity. It also includes control measures and safety-related work practices to minimize the risk associated with electrical hazards and the proper response procedures in the event of electrical shock or fire.
  Hazard Communication Chemical exposure can cause debilitating immediate and long-term health effects. To protect employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace, OSHA created the Hazard Communication Standard. OSHA established the Hazard Communication standard. This standard requires your employer to provide information and training about specific chemical hazards to employees who are or could be exposed to them. This includes information and training about the hazardous chemical labeling system and other forms of warning and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for all hazardous chemicals used on site.
  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) When safe work practices, engineering, and administrative controls aren’t enough to protect against workplace hazards, employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-saving equipment to their employees and ensure that they use it.  In this course you will learn what PPE is, why you use it, and what training you’ll receive. You’ll also learn how PPE protects you from specific hazards.
  Scaffold Safety Each employee working around scaffolds will recognize definitions and types of scaffolds, the potential hazards connected with their use, including electrical, structural instability, falls, and falling object.  Each employee will lean required safe work practices and fall protection requirement.  This lesson will also enable employees to recognize who may build and design scaffolds and when they must be inspected as well as the safety requirements for aerial lifts.
  Confined Spaces - Entry Procedures Entry into confined spaces poses a variety of hazards.  This lesson covers the hazards posed by Permit-Required Confined Spaces to employees during entry. It also covers the responsibilities of the Space Entrant, Attendant, or Entry Supervisor before, during, and after the space entry. You will also learn the associated hazards of confined spaces and some of the necessary safety equipment. This training does not qualify employees to enter Permit-Required Confined Spaces.
  Trenching and Excavation Each employee will recognize key terms associated with excavation work, identify correct principles and practices used in designing excavations, recognize proper principles and practices associated with constructing an excavation, and identify the dangers and safe practices that must be followed when working in or near excavations.
  Lockout Tagout The goal of this introductory course is for the general worker to understand and comply with the lockout/tagout system of his or her workplace location/facility.  It includes training on the purpose of a lockout/tagout system, typical locks and tags and their use, and the limitations of tags.
  Stairways and Ladders The learner will identify common terms associated with work on stairways and ladders, recognize the hazards inherent with stairway and ladder work, and incorporate general safe practices to reduce or eliminate these hazards.  The learner will also recognize the fall protection requirements associated with ladder work, and when, as well as how, to inspect ladders.
  Hand and Power Tools To minimize injuries and work safely with and around hand and power tools, employees need to recognize the hazards associated with these tools, know how to properly selection and use these tools safely. In this lesson, employees will learn the general hazards associated with manual and powered hand tools and the safe practices that will minimize these hazards. This lesson will address the specific requirements for working with manually-powered tools, electrical equipment, portable abrasive wheel tools, or grinders, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, liquid-fueled tools and powder-actuated tools. Finally, this lesson addresses the standards for operator controls and guards and procedures for inspecting and maintaining hand tools.