OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety and Health Training
29 CFR 1926 construction Industry Standard and Sub-standards
Available in English & Spanish
The 10-hour Construction Safety and Health Program is intended to provide workers with some safety responsibility a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards in construction. The Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.
This 10-hour program is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards. It is primarily intended for entry-level workers.
To complete this certification trainees must complete all courses within 90 days of enrollment and pass all quizzes with an 80% pass grade.
OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety & Health - Curriculum
1. Introduction to OSHA
- Discuss OSHA’s mission as stated in the OSHact of 1970.
- Summarize where to find OSHA’s standards in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
- Discuss how OSHA enforces standards, including issuing citations and assessing penalties.
- Describe the various OSHA resources to help employers develop a safe workplace.
- List and describe the OSHA Alliance Program, SHARP, and VPP opportunities for employers.
- Discuss employer and employee responsibilities under the OSHAact of 1970.
- Define and give examples of “recognized hazards.”
- Describe the various workers’ rights and whistleblower protections.
2. Tool Safety
- Describe the five basic safety rules for hand and power tools.
- Describe the ergonomic issues inherent with working with the wrong hand tools.
- Discuss the importance of selecting the right tools for the job.
- Discuss design factors to consider when choosing single- and double-handle hand tools.
- List at least five best practices for proper hand tool use.
- Describe best practices for replacing and storing hand tools.
- Identify some of the more dangerous hand tools commonly used in the workplace.
- Describe the common moving parts that must be guarded on power tools.
- Describe the various types of control switches on power tools.
- Describe the safe work practices when using extension cords.
- Define “grounding” and describe difference between 2-wire and 3-wire circuits.
- Discuss the purpose for and importance of using ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs).
- Describe how double-insulated tools help protect against shock in wet environments.
- Describe the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with power tools.
3. Personal Protective Equipment
- Discuss general employer responsibilities related to personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Describe the limitations on the use of back belts, work clothing, and defective equipment.
- Describe the best practices for selecting PPE.
- Identify the five basic topic areas required for PPE training.
- Describe the types of eye and face protection and give examples of their use.
- Identify and describe the five types of respirators and the proper use of each type.
- Contrast non-powered and powered air-purifying respirators.
- Describe the use of supplied-air respirators (SARs) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
- Identify at least five tasks that might require the use of head protection.
- Identify the two types and three classes of protective helmets.
- Discuss the hazards from which hand protection is necessary to protect employees.
- Describe at least four types of gloves and the materials of which they are made.
- Discuss criteria for the selection of protective footwear.
- Identify at least three types of electrical protective equipment.
- Identify at least three types of hearing protectors and the advantages of each.
4. Physical Health Hazards in Construction
- Describe the major risk factors related to health in construction work.
- Describe the construction occupations and associated hazards.
- Discuss the typical chemical hazards present on a construction site.
- Define and give examples of acute and chronic health effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals.
- Discuss the hazards and control methods when exposed to asbestos, silica and lead.
- Describe the health hazards associated with working in confined spaces on construction sites.
- Discuss the effects of, and protective measures for exposure to excessive noise.
- Describe the difference between hand and whole-body vibration, and effects of overexposure to each.
- Discuss the hazards associated with heat and cold stress, and the ways to reduce the effects of overexposure.
- Define, give examples, and describe protective measure for exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
5. Excavation Safety
- Describe the difference between an excavation and a trench.
- Describe some common soil problems that create hazards in excavations.
- Describe soil mechanics causing tension cracks, slide or sluffing, and heaving or squeezing.
- Discuss how soil is weighed and how soil weight is a major hazard for excavation workers.
- Describe the differences among Type A, B, and C soils in terms of stability.
- Describe the various visual and manual soil testing methods.
- Discuss the role of and requirements for the excavation competent person.
- Describe the importance of completing pre-job planning activities.
- Describe the three primary protection methods: sloping, shoring, and shielding, and give examples.
- Briefly describe the steps in installing and removal of protective systems.
- Discuss the design requirements for sloping and shoring, the use of data, and trench boxes.
- Discuss the design requirements for benching.
- Describe the use of hydraulic and pneumatic shoring systems.
- Discuss the requirements for safe ingress into and egress from excavations.
- Discuss various additional safety precautions for workers while working in the excavation.
6. Crane Safety
- Describe the various types of cranes used on construction sites.
- Define “controlling employer” and describe duties related to the position.
- Describe the criteria for competent persons and qualified persons.
- Describe the basic duties of the crane operator, signal person, crew and rigger.
- List the various required and additional training and certification requirements for operators.
- Describe the shift/monthly inspection and the procedures for corrective actions.
- Describe the process for returning equipment to service after repair or adjustment.
- Define and give an example of “rated capacity.”
- Discuss operator responsibilities while the load is lifted.
- Describe the four primary methods of signaling: hand, voice, audible, and new (e.g., video etc.).
- Describe the methods used to maintain work area control around crane operations.
- Describe requirements for personnel safety while a load is suspended.
- Describe the precautions to take and limitations when hoisting personnel.
7. OSHA Focus Four
- Identify the major caught-in or caught-between hazards within the construction industry.
- Discuss the types of caught-in or caught-between hazards in the construction industry.
- Describe how to protect against caught-in or caught-between hazards.
- Describe employer requirements to protect workers from caught-in or caught-between hazards.
- Identify the major struck-by hazards within the construction industry.
- Describe the types of struck-by hazards in the construction industry.
- Describe how to protect against struck-by hazards.
- Describe employer requirements to protect workers from struck-by hazards.
- Identify the major electrocution hazards within the construction industry.
- Describe the types of electrocution hazards in the construction industry.
- Describe how to protect against electrocution hazards.
- Describe employer requirements to protect workers from electrocution hazards.
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