On-Site Training | Program Summary | List of Seminar Topics – North America | Construction Project and Workplace Safety – Debunking the Myths

Course Number: SEM-010

Length of Course: 8 hours

Seminar Location: This seminar is available for on-site training


In Construction Project and Workplace Safety – Debunking the Myths, you’ll learn …

  • The importance of safety in the workplace, as well as each person’s role in safety management
  • Methods for identification, quantification and mitigation of safety risks
  • The various types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and their proper use
  • Fire hazards, fire classifications and selection of the proper fire extinguisher
  • Methodology to perform safety risk assessments of equipment, systems and projects

Overview

Workplace safety is not commonly taught as a part of the engineering curriculum. This seminar provides a means to offset this deficiency and affords attendees an opportunity to learn basic, yet vital, safety principles and concepts pertaining to construction projects, system installation projects and work in an industrial and commercial environment.

The seminar begins with a discussion of the importance of safety in the workplace, supported by statistics and the debunking of “myths” regarding each individual’s role in safety management. The various types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and their proper use are introduced through illustrations and discussion.

Health topics, which are an often neglected component of HSE training, are also covered. The health portion of the seminar will be tailored to address health risks that are specific to the seminar audience’s industry and/or worksite. For example, HVAC systems and mold issues are a pertinent health topic that can be provided in the seminar for engineers involved in the building industry.

Seminar participants will also learn about fire prevention and safety, as well as best practices for the handling and containment of hazardous material. The importance of ergonomic machine, process and workplace design is discussed. Seminar participants will also learn the methodology for performing safety risk assessments of equipment, systems and projects.

This seminar is appropriate for engineers in all disciplines, as well as construction personnel and supervisors, and facility managers. Case studies and an interactive, discussion-based format are utilized throughout the session to keep the audience engaged.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Personal Protective Equipment types and uses
  • Methods for identification, quantification and mitigation of safety risks
  • OSHA industry and incident rate calculations
  • Common myths and misconceptions about safety
  • Arc flash and electrical shock hazards
  • The importance of ergonomic machine, process and workplace design
  • How an aging workforce is increasingly susceptible to workplace acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, and what to do about it
  • Safety precautions for working at heights
  • Worksite and industry-specific health topics

Speak to a Representative to Schedule a Seminar

For more information contact:

NORTH AMERICA
Ken Hudspeth, General Manager
Phone 1-877-PDHengineer (1-877-734-3644)
Email: ken.hudspeth@PDHengineer.com

INTERNATIONAL
Bobby Rauf, International Sales Manager
Phone: +1 281-990-3041
Email: rauf@PDHengineer.com