Introduction to Construction Safety
In Introduction to Construction Safety, you'll learn ...
- The leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry
- Safeguards and work practices you can use to mitigate the risks
- How to use safety checklists to avoid workplace injuries and fatalities
- Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) selection and use
According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, overtime work on construction projects is a common occurrence. Oftentimes, the work extends into the evening or night hours, through weekends, and on holidays to meet schedule deadlines. Inclement weather may slow down or halt work, leading to even greater schedule demands. Add to the schedule pressures the physical demands of prolonged standing, climbing, bending, carrying tools and supplies, working in cramped or cluttered surroundings, and working with potentially dangerous tools, and the construction site can quickly become an extremely hazardous environment.
To function safely within the confines of this industry, workers must acquaint themselves with necessary precautions and diligently practice them. This course introduces students to common construction hazards, as well as recommended safeguards to prevent construction-related injuries and fatalities.
This course is useful for contractors, engineers of all disciplines, as well as managers, tradesmen, and anyone else who has occasion to work in or around the construction industry.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Common construction hazards associated with scaffolding, ladders, falling objects, excavations, working at heights, working with hazardous chemicals, and more
- Recommended safeguards to mitigate the risk associated with construction hazards
- Safety checklists to use before executing a job
- Guidelines for safe use of construction tools and equipment
- Success stories from project teams who fully committed to adopting and enforcing safe workplace practices
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
|This course is applicable to professional engineers in:|
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|Maryland (P.E.)||Michigan (P.E.)||Minnesota (P.E.)|
|Mississippi (P.E.)||Missouri (P.E.)||Montana (P.E.)|
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|New Jersey (P.E.)||New Mexico (P.E.)||New York (P.E.)|
|North Carolina (P.E.)||North Dakota (P.E.)||Ohio (P.E. Self-Paced)|
|Oklahoma (P.E.)||Oregon (P.E.)||Pennsylvania (P.E.)|
|South Carolina (P.E.)||South Dakota (P.E.)||Tennessee (P.E.)|
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