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Construction Safety Courses

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Duration: 0.95 Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

OSHA’s electrical standards were put in place to help minimize deaths and injuries from dangers such as electrocution, burns, electric shock, fires, and explosions. This 60-minute interactive online course examines the main causes of different types of hazards and details precautions for preventing accidents. We will focus on the requirements of 29 CFR 1926, Subpart K – which covers safe work practices when using electricity on a construction site.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of electricity
  • List electrical hazards Identify electrical injuries like shocks, burns, electrocutions, and falls
  • Describe the purpose of ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)
  • Describe how to recognize, evaluate, and manage electrical risks
  • Recall how to control electrical hazards
  • List proper personal protective equipment (PPE) required when working near electrical hazards
  • Recall employer requirements to protect workers from electrocution hazards

Duration: 0.75 Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady, Responsive

Struck-by incidents are caused by flying, falling, swinging, or rolling objects. This interactive online course identifies the most common struck-by hazards in construction and provides information to assist the learner in the identification, avoidance, and control of these hazards in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the common struck-by hazards that exist on the jobsite to avoid injury or death
  • Review the situation you are in and assess your risk to struck-by hazards
  • Identify how to control struck-by hazards by creating a safe work environment, using safe work practices, and reporting hazards to a supervisor or manager
  • Recall your employer’s responsibility to protect you from these hazards

Duration: 0.38 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, Spanish
Capability: Audio, Video

People who are exposed to cold or wet conditions sometimes can’t keep their body warm, which leads to cold stress. This course discusses the factors that increase cold stress as well as what frostbite, trench foot, and hypothermia are and how they are treated. This course also illustrates safe work practices to help with the prevention of cold stress.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the three types of cold stress which are frostbite, trench foot, and hypothermia
  • Describe the primary causes of cold stress
  • Define the factors that affect how a person tolerates cold temperatures
  • Describe the signs, symptoms, and treatments for all three types of cold stress
  • List the methods to prevent cold stress

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, Spanish
Capability: Audio, Video

This course covers safe work practices for excavation and trenching work. It is meant to be used as an introductory or refresher course for construction workers involved in digging or working in an excavation. It is based on OSHA Construction regulations and industry best practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Common dangers associated with trenching and excavation work
  • Importance of the competent person
  • Importance of soil type in evaluating excavation and trenching hazards
  • Protective systems of sloping, shielding, and shoring

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

This course covers the importance of soil properties and classifications when engaging in excavation work. It is meant to be used as an introductory or refresher course for construction workers who will be digging or working in excavations. It is based on OSHA excavation regulations and on recognized best practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Role of the competent person in excavation work
  • Dangers posed by soil cave-ins
  • Soil types
  • Soil textures
  • Types of soil tests

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, Spanish
Capability: Audio, Video

Line breaking is the intentional opening of a pipe, line, or duct that contains or has contained material capable of causing injury. OSHA requires that all members of a line breaking team understand the hazards related to the material and equipment involved. This course illustrates common hazards of line breaking and provides suggested preventative measures for this type of work. Based on general industry best practices and OSHA regulations, this course covers basic safe work procedures recommended by industry professionals when planning or working on a line break.

Learning Objectives

  • The definition of a line break
  • The dangers of line breaks
  • The importance of making a line break plan
  • Safe work practices when performing line breaks
  • The importance of personal protective equipment

Duration: 0.30 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Night shift work can expose workers to a range of hazards, including sleep deprivation, limited visibility, and changing weather conditions. This course discusses what constitutes extended or unusual works shifts and the hazards associated with work pattern changes. The dangers of sleep deprivation, as well as nighttime weather hazards, are also explained along with nighttime work area lighting needs, operating mobile equipment at night, and the best practices for working outside at night.

Learning Objectives

  • State the definition of extended and unusual work shifts
  • List common hazards of night shift work
  • Describe sleep deprivation causes, symptoms, and prevention
  • Describe how nighttime weather can affect working outside
  • List lighting needs for working outside at night
  • Identify best practices for working outside and operating mobile equipment during a night shift

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Steel erection involves assembling and connecting steel beams to form a structural frame for buildings and bridges. There are many obvious hazards associated with lifting large, heavy steel members and working at heights. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of 15 ironworkers die each year in work related accidents. Precautions should be taken to prevent injuries during the construction, alteration, and/or repair of single and multi-story buildings, bridges, and other structures where steel erection occurs. This module provides hazard awareness information to prevent the most common incidents.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the leading causes of serious injuries and fatalities for steel erection
  • Identify steel erection hazards
  • Identify and describe safe erection procedures and how to prevent a structure from collapsing
  • Describe fall protection procedures and equipment
  • Describe how to prevent injuries from falling objects

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Capability: Audio, Video

This course covers some of the more important OSHA requirements for supported scaffolds, as well as basic safe practices for working on or near these scaffolds. It is intended as an introductory or refresher course for construction and general industry workers who will be working on or near scaffold systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Dangers of supported scaffolds
  • Safe principles of supported scaffold assembly
  • Safe work practices on supported scaffolds
  • Fall protection devices
  • Important safety regulations

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

As you may or may not know, the top four causes of construction fatalities are Falls, Struck-By, Caught-in/between and Electrocutions. These hazards are ever present in the residential home building process and you are not exempt from these many dangers. This interactive online course will cover various safety topics and will explore how the lack of adherence to these standards are risk factors to the top four construction hazards. Please note that this course is for the express purpose of training workers on residential construction sites only.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the type of PPE that is needed on the jobsite on a daily basis
  • Identify proper lifting techniques
  • Describe the proper steps to use when using a ladder
  • Describe safe practices for utilizing vehicles and mobile equipment

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, WebCast, MobileReady

Lead exposure is a major health issue. Exposure to lead can cause brain damage, paralysis, kidney disease and even death however, there are many methods to protect workers from exposure. In this one-hour interactive course, we will discuss these and other acute and chronic symptoms. We’ll discuss how lead is used in construction and identify the workers that are the most vulnerable to these risks. You’ll be introduced to OSHA’s Lead Standard on the responsibility of employers and how it’s designed to protect workers. Finally, we’ll go over the methods to reduce exposure to lead, including engineering controls as well as the proper protection for workers such as the use of personal protective equipment.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the health hazards and how you can be exposed.
  • Identify the specific risks that construction workers face.
  • Explain elements of the OSHA standard.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of employers.
  • Select methods to reduce potential exposure and how personal protective equipment can help.
  • Demonstrate the basics of an effective worker protection program that you can implement at your workplace.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course will define “confined spaces” and discuss hazards associated with confined space entry. You will learn about emergency procedures associated with confined space entries so you can understand the roles and responsibilities of all involved. This course will provide imagery of various entry points and will identify abnormal behavior and inconsistencies as well as show the proper techniques for monitoring confined spaces.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify risks associated with vertical or horizontal confined space entry
  • Differentiate between a permit required as well as a non-permit required confined space
  • List the key responsibility of entrance attendants and entry supervisors
  • Review non-entry rescue guidelines
  • Evaluate the appropriate lower and upper explosive limit levels for each hazard as well as the permissible exposure limit for flammable liquids and chemicals

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was founded in 1971 to address the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in the national workplace in a cohesive manner. The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to send every worker home whole and healthy every day. Since the agency was established in 1971, workplace fatalities have been cut by 62 percent and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent. This Introductory course covers a bit of the history and functions of OSHA and how it serves to benefit workers in ways that were unprecedented before its existence. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the acronym “OSHA” and explain what OSHA does.
  • Name the publication that contains the OSHA standards and the four broad categories of business/industry covered by these standards.
  • List at least three employer responsibilities required by the OSHA standards.
  • Summarize a worker’s rights and list at least three worker responsibilities covered under the OSHA standard.
  • Know how to find out more about OSHA and where to seek OSHA’s help.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

OSHA’s electrical standards were put in place to help minimize deaths and injuries from dangers such as electrocution, burns, electric shock, fires, and explosions. This course examines the main causes of different types of hazards and details precautions for preventing accidents. It looks specifically at the requirements of 29 CFR 1926, Subpart K – which covers the design characteristics of safe systems for use when installing and using electrical systems. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe four types of injuries that can result from contact with electricity
  • Name at least three warning signs that an electrical hazard may exist
  • List at least five electrical hazards that may exist on a construction site
  • Describe at least three methods for protection from electrical hazards

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

Each year, on average, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than 100,000 injured because of falls at construction sites. OSHA’s construction industry safety standard for fall protection 29 CFR,Subpart M, outlines systems and procedures designed to prevent employees from falling off, onto, or through working levels and to protect employees from being struck by falling objects. Here, we outline the basics and provide some “do’s” and “don’ts” for novices and those who need a refresher course.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Lesson Objectives: Fall Protection

Terminal Objective: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize fall hazards in construction. Specifically, the student will be able to:

Enabling Objectives:

  • Identify major fall hazards
  • Describe types of fall hazards
  • Protect him/herself from fall hazards
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from fall hazards

Duration: 1.50 Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

“Struck-by” and “caught-between” accidents are major causes of injuries and fatalities on construction worksites. Struck-by incidents are classified as accidents where workers are hit by swinging booms, falling objects (such as bricks from a scaffold), or flying objects (such as particles flying off an object being drilled or ground by a power tool). Caught-between accidents are often fatal occurrences when a worker is unwittingly caught in the gears of machinery; pinned between a vehicle and a wall, or even caught by the clothing or hair on a moving part and pulled into danger. This interactive online course provides information to assist the learner in the identification, avoidance, and control of these hazards in the workplace. While workers may need additional training based on OSHA standards and the specific hazards of their jobs, RedVector’s Worksite Safety courses can help inject entry-level workers with critical knowledge on a variety of OSHA-regulated safety and health topics.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Lesson Objectives: Struck-By Accidents

Terminal Objective: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize Caught-in or -between hazards in construction.

Enabling Objectives:

  • Identify common caught-in or -between hazards
  • Describe types of caught-in or -between hazards
  • Protect themselves from caught-in or -between hazards
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from caught-in or -between hazards

Lesson Objectives: Caught-In or -Between Hazards

Terminal Objective: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize Caught-in or -between hazards in construction.

Enabling Objectives:

  • Identify common caught-in or -between hazards
  • Describe types of caught-in or -between hazards
  • Protect themselves from caught-in or -between hazards
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from caught-in or -between hazards

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

Hazards in your workplace can be sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise, or many other potentially dangerous situations. OSHA requires all employers to protect their employees from workplace hazards, and when they can’t control a hazard at its source, they need to provide workers with accoutrements such as hard hats, gloves, respirators, goggles, safety shoes, and other gear to minimize the likelihood of a mishap. This course covers many common forms of PPE and how to choose it, wear it and care for it.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Describe the two primary means of protecting employees from workplace hazards, prior to considering personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • List at least four of the seven items that should be covered during PPE training
  • Identify at least three elements of an appropriate PPE program
  • Match the PPE described in this lesson to at least one hazard for which it is appropriate protection

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. In 1996, when OSHA issued the revised Scaffold Standard for construction, the agency estimated that by protecting these millions of workers from scaffold falls, 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths from scaffold-related accidents would be prevented every year. This course will familiarize you with the facts you need to know to be in compliance with OSHA 1926.451, Subpart L, and keep yourself safe during scaffold work.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Name the three types of scaffolds and describe their main characteristics
  • List at least three of the four main hazards to which persons working on a scaffold are exposed, and describe at least one method of hazard prevention for each of the hazards.
  • Identify the three essential elements of safe scaffold construction, and give at least three examples of incorporating each of the elements.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

Moving large, heavy loads is critical to the manufacturing and construction industries, but unfortunately, cranes, derricks, hoists, and other lifting devices pose significant safety issues for both their operators and for workers in proximity to them. The rules are complex and often out of date; here, we give OSHA-Subpart N-recommended, ANSI-based tips for safe usage and cover cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators and conveyors. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • List the four major causes of crane accidents
  • Describe the preplanning that is required before putting a crane into use
  • State the two main precautions that apply to working with cranes near power lines

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

It might seem silly to think of non-powered hand tools as hazardous, but anyone who’s ever hit a finger with the full force of a hammer blow or staple-gunned their hand might beg to differ. Power tools are relatively safe when used properly and well maintained, but an electric shock resulting from a defective or modified device can be deadly. This course will teach you the basics for keeping yourself and your coworkers out of harms way when using tools.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • List at least three basic hand and power tool safety rules
  • Identify at least two precautions that are essential to safe use of:
  • Name at least two guarding techniques or principles that apply to hand and power tools

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

The handling and storage of materials used in the construction trade involves diverse operations such as hoisting heavy steel bars with a crane, driving a truck loaded with concrete blocks, manually carrying bags, and stacking drums, lumber or loose bricks. When any of these things are done the wrong way, serious injuries and extensive costs can result. Avoid pitfalls by reading about OSHA’s rules in this course.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • List the three main injuries that occur during material handling, storage, use and disposal
  • Describe at least two ways to prevent injury when performing manual lifting
  • Explain at least three ways to eliminate hazards that may lead to injury when using forklifts, cranes or slings to handle materials
  • Describe at least three actions that can reduce or eliminate hazards when storing, using or disposing of materials

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

Demolition is one of the most spectacular – and dangerous – undertakings in the construction industry. A tremendous number of safety precautions are taken and meticulous planning that goes into each such undertaking. This course will familiarize you with some of the basics of safe demolition practices and the attendant OSHA standard.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the preparatory operations necessary before demolition takes place
  • Know the basics of the different types of demolition (mechanical vs. explosives)
  • Know the basics for demolishing special structures
  • Be familiar with safe work practices
  • Be familiar with safe blasting procedures
  • Know the safety basics for transporting explosives

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady, Responsive

There are already more than 650,000 hazardous chemical products in circulation around any number of workplaces in the U.S., and hundreds more are introduced every year. More than 30 million workers may be exposed to a chemical hazard or to multiple chemical hazards. If you haven’t yet been poisoned, remember: There’s still time! Make sure it doesn’t happen to you by familiarizing yourself with the HCS – OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, which is discussed in this course.

Also covered in this course is ear-drum-damaging occupational noise, and what OSHA requires employers and employees to do to monitor the levels and minimize exposure. We’ll also look at precautions for dealing with one especially dangerous toxic substance that is widely found in the construction industry: Silica. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Name the basic components of the Hazard Communications Standard
  • Review the labeling of chemical containers
  • Identify an MSDS and be able to read and understand it accurately
  • Discuss health and environmental hazards as well as physical hazards
  • Describe a Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Explain the requirements of Employee Training

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, MobileReady

This course summarizes the various components of the Safe Work Permit process that should be used within a facility or organization for work being performed by construction and maintenance contractors and employees. The Safe Work Permit process is based around a written form and is a communication tool used to inform employees of safety requirements. Maintenance and construction type activities can then be coordinated with appropriate personnel within the facility to help avoid safety concerns and potential conflicts. The Safe Work Permit can be critical for the success of a site safety program and can be applied to a variety of facilities, including manufacturing facilities, construction sites, etc.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the benefits for using a Safe Work Permit Process
  • Identify the purpose of safe work permitting
  • List the responsibilities of the various project team members with respect to safe work permitting
  • State the factors that may affect how Safe Work Permits are covered by project leaders
  • List the reasons for on-site inspections
  • Name three additional permits that can be involved along with the Safe Work Permit