Health, Safety and Environment

Construction Safety Series

Construction Safety courses and OSHA Construction Certification online to help establish a Construction Safety Training Program

Construction Safety Series

The Construction Safety Training Series teaches employees to spot hazardous situations and reviews what they can do to work safely and accident-free. The content covered in each course has been customized specifically for the construction industry. The visuals explain safe work practices by illustrating employees performing their jobs in authentic construction contexts and shot on actual construction sites. The programs are broken down into short segments that are perfect for toolbox talks or tailgate meetings.

The courses are divided into a number of logical sections, each with its own quiz, so information is easily understood. The interactive formats allow trainers to collect employee performance information which can be organized through a powerful relational database and provides recordkeeping and tracking report capabilities.

The DVD programs contain a Presenter’s Guide, Employee Quizzes, Scheduling and Attendance Forms, and Training Certificates.

Programs are available in English and Spanish

Formats

  • Web-based E-learning
  • DVD
  • Micro Learning (3-5 minute courses)
  • Adaptive-Learning

The Back Safety in Construction Environments course discusses situations that can lead to back injuries and what employees can do to avoid them at work and at home.

Topics Covered

  • The structure of the back
  • Sources of back pain and injuries
  • The importance of good posture
  • How to lift objects without injuring your back
  • Developing healthy habits to keep your back pain-free

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Back and How It Works
  • Types of Back Injuries
  • Better Posture for a Healthier Back
  • How to Lift Things Safely
  • Taking Care of Your Back 24/7

The Caught-In/Between Hazards in Construction Environments course provides the information employees need to recognize the caught-in/between hazards that are associated with construction tasks and how to avoid them before accidents happen.

Topics Covered

  • What are caught-in/between hazards?
  • The three major types of caught-in/between hazards
  • Trenching, scaffolding and demolition
  • Vehicles and heavy equipment
  • Powered tools and machinery

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • What are ‘Caught-In/Between’ Hazards?
  • Three Types of Caught-In/Between Hazards
  • Trenching, Scaffolding and Demolition
  • Vehicles and Heavy Equipment
  • Powered Tools and Machinery

The Crane Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments course review the hazards that are associated with working with cranes, discuss the federal regulations that address these hazards and discuss the policies and procedures that employees should follow to work safely with these machines.

Topics Covered

  • Different types of cranes
  • Crane hazards and safety standards
  • Conducting a crane safety inspection
  • Preparing a boom crane for a lift
  • Lifting, moving and landing a load

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Different Types of Cranes
  • Crane Hazards and Safety Standards
  • Making a Crane Safety Inspection
  • Preparing a Boom Crane
  • Rigging and Lifting a Crane’s Load
  • Rigging and Landing a Crane’s Load

The Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees in Construction Environments course discusses the hazards of substance abuse, how employees can avoid them and what they can do to help keep their job site drug and alcohol-free.

Topics Covered

  • Substances that are often abused
  • Alcohol, marijuana and other depressants
  • Stimulants and narcotics
  • How people get hooked
  • Drug dependency
  • Becoming a substance abuser Alcohol and drug policies
  • Overcoming substance abuse

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Substances That Are Often Abused
  • Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Depressants
  • Stimulants and Narcotics
  • How People Get Hooked
  • Drug Dependency
  • Becoming a Substance Abuser
  • Alcohol and Drug Policies
  • Overcoming Substance Abuse

The Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers and Supervisors in Construction Environments course discusses drug and alcohol abuse, the damage it causes to workers and the businesses that employ them, and what should be done to create and maintain a drug and alcohol-free job site.

Topics Covered

  • How substance abuse can affect a worksite
  • What substances are abused?
  • Laws you need to know about
  • Creating a drug and alcohol-free job site
  • Substance abuse education and testing
  • Recognizing on-the-job substance abuse
  • Handling substance abuse situations

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • How Substance Abuse Can Affect a Workplace
  • What Substances Are Abused
  • Laws You Need to Know About
  • Creating an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace
  • Substance Abuse Education and Testing
  • Recognizing On-The-Job Substance Abuse
  • Handling Substance Abuse Situations

The Electrocution Hazards Part I: Worksite Safety course discusses the electrical hazards that can be found on a job site, the OSHA standards that have been established to protect workers from them, and what employees should do to avoid accidents and injuries involving electricity.

Topics Covered

  • Electrical hazards and OSHA standards
  • High voltage power lines
  • Tools, extension cords and receptacles
  • Grounding, continuity and GFCIs
  • Lock-out/tag-out

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Electrical Hazards and OSHA Standards
  • High Voltage Power Lines
  • Tools, Extension Cords and Receptacles
  • Grounding, Continuity and GFCIs
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out

The Electrocution Hazards Part II: Employer Responsibilities course discusses the electrical hazards that can be encountered on construction sites, the OSHA regulations that address them, and the responsibilities that employers have to protect workers from accidents and injuries involving electricity.

Topics Covered

  • Electricity, OSHA and employee safety
  • Working near power lines
  • Safe practices for using electrical tools and cords
  • Reducing ground fault hazards
  • Energy isolation and equipment guarding
  • Lock-out/tag-out

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Electricity, OSHA and Employee Safety
  • Working Near Power Lines
  • Electrical Tools and Cords: Best Practices
  • Reducing Ground Fault Hazards
  • Energy Isolation, Equipment Guarding and Lock-Out/Tag-Out

The Eye Safety in Construction Environments course provides employees with the information they need to recognize and avoid eye hazards that they can encounter on a job site.

Topics Covered

  • How to prevent eyestrain
  • Protecting against particles and splashes
  • Avoiding radiation hazards
  • What to do in case of an eye injury

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Preventing Eyestrain
  • Protecting Against Particles and Splashes
  • Avoiding Radiation Hazards
  • What to do in Case of an Eye Injury

The First Aid in Construction Environments course discusses what employees should do and not do when someone is sick or injured, and how to determine when they should call for emergency assistance.

Topics Covered

  • Eye injuries Cuts, burns and abrasions
  • Strains, sprains, fractures and shock
  • Heart attack and cardiac arrest
  • Choking
  • Heat-related illnesses

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Eye Injuries
  • Cuts, Burns and Abrasions
  • Strains, Sprains, Fractures and Shock
  • Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
  • Choking
  • Heat-Related Illnesses

The package was created specifically to assist employers in the construction environment in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA’s newly adopted GHS regulations. The courses discuss the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to GHS (The Globally Harmonized System for Construction Workers)
  • GHS Safety Data Sheets in Construction Environments
  • GHS Container Labeling in Construction Environments

The GHS Container Labels in Construction Environments training products discuss the HAZCOM Standard, the advantages of the GHS, and how the information on HAZMAT container labels can help employees to work safely with hazardous materials.

Topics Covered

  • The goals of the Hazard Communication Standard
  • The benefits of the GHS system
  • GHS hazard pictograms
  • The text elements of GHS container labels

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Goals of Hazard Communication
  • The Benefits of the GHS System
  • GHS Pictograms
  • Text Elements of GHS Labels

The GHS Safety Data Sheets in Construction Environments course discusses the types of information that Safety Data Sheets contain, how they present that information, and how employees can use them to work safely with HAZMATs.

Topics Covered

  • SDSs, hazard communication and the Globally Harmonized System
  • Materials and the hazards that are associated with them
  • How to respond effectively to a HAZMAT emergency
  • Handling and storing hazardous materials
  • Important technical information about HAZMATs

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Hazard Communication, the Globally Harmonized System and Safety Data Sheets
  • Materials and Their Hazards
  • Responding to HAZMAT Emergencies
  • Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials
  • Important Technical Information

The Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments course discusses hand and power tool hazards, and shows employees the equipment and safe practices they can use to prevent injuries on a job site.

Topics Covered

  • Hand and power tool hazards
  • Tool inspection and maintenance
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Using electrical power tools safely
  • Preventing kickbacks
  • Reducing hazards in a work area

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Hand and Power Tool Hazards
  • Tool Inspection and Maintenance
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Using Electrical Power Tools Safely
  • Preventing Kickbacks
  • Reducing Hazards in Your Work Area

The Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments course reviews the hand, wrist and finger hazards that employees may encounter on a job site, and shows them the equipment and safe work practices they can use to prevent injuries.

Topics Covered

  • The hand’s design and structure
  • Safe work practices
  • Preventing ergonomic injuries
  • Choosing tools and using them safely
  • Selecting the best gloves for the job

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Hand’s Design and Structure
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Preventing Ergonomic Injuries
  • Choosing Tools and Using them Safely
  • Selecting the Best Gloves for the Job

The Hazard Communication in Construction Environments course introduces employees to the Hazard Communication regulations and provides training on the various types of chemicals found in building and construction environments.

Topics Covered

  • GHS Safety Data Sheets and container labels
  • Toxins, corrosives and irritants
  • Flammables, combustibles and gases
  • Carcinogens and radiation
  • Exposure situations
  • Personal protective equipment and chemical storage
  • Spills and cleanup

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Safety Data Sheets, Container Labels and the Written Program
  • Toxins, Corrosives and Irritants
  • Flammables, Combustibles and Gases
  • Carcinogens and Radiation
  • Exposure Situations
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Storage
  • Spills and Cleanup

The Heat Stress in Construction Environments course discusses the hazards of getting overheated, how employees can stay cool on a hot job site and what they should do if a co-worker suffers from heat stress.

Topics Covered

  • Heat and the body’s cooling system
  • Understanding heat-related illnesses
  • Treating heat-related illnesses
  • Preparing to work in hot environments

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Heat and the Body’s Cooling System
  • Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Treating Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Preparing to Work in Hot Environments

The Introduction to GHS (The Globally Harmonized System) for Construction Workers course reviews what the Globally Harmonized System is all about, why OSHA adopted the GHS, and the phase-in dates for implementing the GHS.

Topics Covered

  • What is the Globally Harmonized System?
  • Why Did OSHA adopt the GHS?
  • Hazard classification
  • The Safety Data Sheet
  • Container labeling (text elements)
  • Container labeling (pictograms)
  • Information and training
  • GHS phase-in dates

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • What is the Globally Harmonized System?
  • Why did OSHA Adopt the GHS?
  • Hazard Classification
  • The Safety Data Sheet
  • Container Labeling (Text Elements)
  • Container Labeling (Pictograms)
  • Information and Training
  • GHS Phase-In Dates

The Ladder Safety in Construction Environments course discusses different types of ladders, the hazards that can be associated with them, and how employees can work with them safely.

Topics Covered

  • Selecting the proper ladder
  • Inspecting ladders before using them
  • Setting up and moving ladders
  • Climbing and working on ladders safely
  • Ladder accidents

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Selecting the Proper Ladder
  • Inspecting Ladders Before Use
  • Setting Up and Moving Ladders
  • Climbing Ladders
  • Working on Ladders
  • Ladder Accidents

The Working with Lead Exposures in Construction Environments course address the major areas of employee training required by the regulations. Due to the widespread use of lead-based paints, as well as other materials containing lead, these products are useful to a number of different groups including building/construction companies, manufacturers, recyclers and many others.

Topics Covered

  • Contents of the standards
  • Measurement concepts
  • Permissible exposure limits (PEL)
  • Time weighted average (TWA)
  • Action levels
  • Exposure assessment and monitoring
  • Methods of compliance
  • Hygiene and housekeeping
  • Medical surveillance

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Health Effects of Lead Exposure
  • The OSHA Lead Standard and Compliance Programs
  • Risk Assessment and Monitoring
  • PPE and Respiratory Protection
  • Housekeeping and Decontamination
  • Medical Surveillance and Removal

The Personal Protective Equipment in Construction Environments course are specifically designed to help employers in the construction industry meet OSHA requirements. They provide employees with the information that they need to avoid injury on the job site by using appropriate PPE.

Topics Covered

  • An overview the OSHA regulations involving PPE
  • Personal fall protection
  • Head protection
  • Eye and face protection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Hand protection
  • Foot and leg protection

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • General Requirements
  • Head Protection
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hand Protection
  • Foot and Leg Protection
  • Personal Fall Protection

The Rigging Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments course reviews the hazards associated with rigging and moving loads, and discusses the equipment and safe work practices that employees should use to avoid them.

Topics Covered

  • Rigging and crane safety
  • Choosing the right slings for the load
  • How sling angles affect sling tension
  • Types of hitches and how to use them
  • Standard hand signals
  • Lifting, moving and landing a load safety

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Rigging and Crane Safety
  • Choosing the Right Slings for the Load
  • How Sling Angles Affect Sling Tension
  • Types of Hitches and How to Use Them
  • Standard Hand Signals
  • Lifting, Moving and Landing a Load Safety

The Safe Lifting in Construction Environments course provides the information employees need to protect their backs when they are lifting and carrying.

Topics Covered

  • The back’s structure and function
  • Preparing for a lift
  • The mechanics of safe lifting
  • Planning a carry

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Back’s Structure and Function
  • Preparing for a Lift
  • The Mechanics of Safe Lifting
  • Below the Waist Lifting
  • Planning a Carry

The Safety Orientation in Construction Environments course discusses common hazards that can be encountered on a job site and the safe practices and equipment that workers can use to avoid injuries.

Topics Covered

  • Preparing mentally for the job
  • Safety housekeeping and accident prevention
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe work practices
  • Preparing for emergencies

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Mental Preparation
  • Housekeeping and Accident Prevention
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Preparing for Emergencies

We’ve all slipped on the snow or ice in the winter and tripped over a loose piece of carpet or our kids’ toys, and not thought much about it.

But on the job, slips, trips, and falls can be serious problems. In fact, they’re involved in most of the accidents that occur on jobsites now-a-days. Fortunately, slips, trips and falls can be prevented.

Topics Covered

  • How your center of gravity affects your balance and stability
  • Defining slips, trips and falls
  • How to navigate walking surfaces safely
  • Footwear that will help to prevent slips, trips and falls
  • How to fall properly

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Center of Gravity and Maintaining Balance
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Walking Surfaces
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Footwear
  • How to Fall Properly and First Aid

The Struck-By Hazards in Construction Environments course provides the information employees need to recognize the struck-by hazards that are associated with construction tasks and take steps to avoid them before accidents happen.

Topics Covered

  • What are struck-by hazards?
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Traffic safety
  • Heavy equipment
  • Hand and power tools
  • Masonry walls, overhead work and building materials

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • What are ‘Struck-By’ Hazards?
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Traffic Safety
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Masonry Walls, Overhead Work and Building Materials

The Supported Scaffolding Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments course discusses supported scaffolds, how they should be constructed, the hazards that are associated with them, the OSHA regulations that address these hazards and the equipment and procedures that employees should use to work with them safely.

Topics Covered

  • Supported scaffolds and OSHA regulations
  • Building a firm foundation
  • Assembling a secure platform
  • Accessing a scaffold safely
  • Fall protection

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Supported Scaffolds and OSHA Regulations
  • Building a Firm Foundation
  • Assembling a Secure Platform
  • Accessing a Scaffold Safely
  • Fall Protection

The Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments course helps employees understand the dangers of working with scaffolds, and how these risks can be minimized by knowing the correct ways to erect, maintain and use scaffolding equipment.

Topics Covered

  • Responsibilities of a scaffold expert
  • Platforms and planking
  • The danger of power lines
  • Platform hazards
  • Personal fall arrest systems
  • Guarding against falling objects

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • About Suspended Scaffolds
  • Suspension Devices
  • Ropes
  • Platforms
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Fall Protection

The Trenching and Shoring Safety in Construction Environments course provides information that employees need to understand regarding the hazards that can be encountered in trenching work as well as the OSHA regulations and safe work practices that can prevent accidents from occurring.

Topics Covered

  • The hazards of trenching
  • The competent person and worksite inspection
  • Soil types and protective systems
  • Ongoing inspection and testing
  • Access, egress, setback and equipment
  • Working defensively

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Hazards of Trenching
  • The Competent Person and Inspecting the Worksite
  • Soil Types and Protective Systems
  • Ongoing Inspection and Testing
  • Access, Egress, Setback and Equipment
  • Working Defensively

The Walking and Working Surfaces in Construction Environments course focuses on the unique slip, trip and fall hazards found on construction sites, including unfinished surfaces and structures and provides employees with practical procedures to help them avoid these hazards.

Topics Covered

  • Hazards associated with different walking and working surfaces
  • How to stay safe when navigating floors and walkways
  • Safety requirements for stairways and fixed ladders
  • Properly inspecting and setting up a portable ladder
  • Types of fall protection that are used on a scaffold

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • The Fundamentals of Safe Surfaces
  • Walkways and Floors
  • Stairs and Fixed Ladders
  • Portable Ladders
  • Scaffolding

The Work Zone Safety course discusses the hazards that are associated with performing roadway construction and maintenance, and the equipment and safe work practices that employees can use to avoid them.

Topics Covered

  • Work zone safety and traffic control
  • Traffic control equipment and procedures
  • Setting up a work zone
  • Best practices for a safe work zone
  • Night work and mobile operations

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • Work Zone Safety and Traffic Controls
  • Traffic Control Equipment and Procedures
  • Setting Up a Work Zone
  • Best Practices for a Safe Work Zone
  • Night Work and Mobile Operations

The Workplace Violence in Construction Environments contains valuable information about how to recognize, prevent and handle violence on job site. This course features video and terminology that clearly illustrates the environment and operations of this industry.

Topics Covered

  • Defining violence in your workplace
  • Warning signs that violence is going to occur
  • How to handle aggressive behavior
  • How to deal with violent behavior
  • Creating a Workplace Violence Prevention Program

Micro-Learning Curriculum

  • What is Violence?
  • Warning Signs
  • Handling Aggressive Behavior
  • Dealing with Violent Behavior
  • Creating a Workplace Violence Prevention Program