OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health Training

29 CFR 1926 construction Industry Standard and Sub-standards

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The OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety and Health Program is intended to provide supervisors and and managers who have safety responsibility a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded topic list associated with workplace hazards in the construction industry.

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.

To complete this certification trainees must complete all courses within 90 days of enrollment and pass all quizzes with an 80% pass grade.

Compliant with OSHA Standards

29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Standards

OSHA 30 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. Electrical Safety

  • Identify and describe the two primary OSHA electrical safety standards.
  • Describe the benefits of an electrical safety program.
  • Identify at least 10 electrical hazards commonly found in the workplace.
  • Define “volt,” “ampere,” and “ohm.”
  • Discuss the difference between a series and parallel electrical circuit.
  • Describe the factors that cause electrical shocks.
  • Discuss the hazards associated with working around high voltage.
  • Describe the hazards associated with static electricity.
  • Discuss how overload conditions occur and electrical protective devices.
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  • List the three factors causing most electrical injuries.
  • Describe the importance of and types of electrical insulation.
  • Describe methods for effectively guarding electrical equipment.
  • Define the term, “grounding,” and give examples.
  • List and give examples of circuit protection devices.
  • Describe general safe work practices when working around electrical circuits.
  • Discuss how to protect against energized parts and unexpected startup.
  • Describe protection while working around overhead power lines
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3. Hazard Communication

  • Describe the basic sections of the HCS 2012 standard.
  • Describe benefits of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Define “hazardous substances” and give examples of physical and health hazards.
  • Describe the chemical effects and four primary routes of entry when employees are exposed.
  • Discuss the “Hierarchy of Controls” for controlling chemical hazards.
  • List the types of chemical containers and the labeling requirements for each type.
  • Describe the nine HCS pictograms and the hazards they represent.
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  • Discuss the purpose of the safety data sheet (SDS).
  • Describe the SDS requirements for manufacturers, distributors, importers and employers.
  • List and describe each of the required 16 sections of the SDS.
  • Discuss employee training requirements for the HCS 2012 program.
  • Discuss HCS 2012 requirements on multi-employer worksites.

4. Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment

  • Describe the general requirement for using PPE in the workplace.
  • Identify the five types of eye and face protection.
  • Identify the two basic types of head protection and the three classes of hard hats.
  • List and give examples of at least five types of foot and leg protection.
  • Describe how safety gloves protect employees.
  • Discuss the importance of using body protection and give examples.
  • Describe the types of hearing protection and the advantages of each.
  • Give examples of hazards from which respiratory protection protects employees.
  • List and describe the use of the four basic types of respirators.
  • Describe the use of non-powered air-purifying respirators (APRs).
  • Describe the use of powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs).
  • Describe the use of the supplied-air respirator (SAR) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
  • Discuss important points for the care, use, and storage of respirators.
  • Describe the use of canisters and the importance of color coding.
  • Discuss the six primary types of fall-protection systems.
  • List and give examples of at least five fall hazards in the workplace.
  • Describe the components of a Personal Fall Protection System (PFAS).
  • Describe the correct use of lanyards and rope grabs with vertical lifelines.
  • Describe the use of horizontal lifelines and the concept of sag angle
  • Discuss the three basic components of positioning systems.
  • Discuss the components of and requirements for guardrail use.
  • Discuss the requirements for the use of safety nets.
  • Discuss the requirements for the use of warning-line systems for roofing work.
  • Describe slide-guard systems and limitations for use.
  • Describe the requirements for using safety monitoring systems for roofing work.
  • Discuss how to protect against the hazards posed by floor holes and skylights.
  • Discuss safety requirements while working over water.

5. 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.

6. Biological Health Hazards in Construction

  • Discuss the risk factors of exposure to biological hazards in construction.
  • Describe the ways workers can be exposed to biological hazards in construction.
  • Describe the hazards, controls, and preventive measures related to fungi (mold) hazards.
  • Discuss the risk factors of exposure to poisonous plants while working in construction.
  • Discuss the hazards, controls, and preventive measures related to exposure to infectious animals and insects.
  • Describe the various tick-borne diseases and their symptoms.
  • Discuss the hazards of Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus and symptoms of exposure.
  • Describe the hazards, controls, and preventive measures of exposure to venomous snakes and insects.

7. Ergonomic Health Hazards in Construction

  • Define ergonomics and the risks inherent with the worker, task, and environment.
  • Discuss risk factors in the worker including: age, gender, physical activity, strength and anthropometry (scientific study of the measurements & proportions of the human body).
  • Discuss risk factors in the task including: force, vibration, repetition, recovery time, duration twisting, and posture.
  • Discuss risk factors in the environment including: illumination, sound, temperature, and psychosocial.
  • Define and give examples of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MDSs).
  • Describe the “Hierarchy of Controls” and how it relates to ergonomics improvement.
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics “engineering controls.”
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics “administrative controls.”
  • Define and give examples of ergonomics “personal protective equipment.”
  • Describe safe lifting techniques.
  • Describe the steps in prioritizing making ergonomic improvements.

8. Heat and Cold Stress Safety Safety

  • Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Preventing Heat Illnesses
  • Protective Clothing
  • Work Practice Measures
  • Cold Stress Factors
  • Cold-Related Illnesses
  • Engineering Controls

9. Stairway and Ladder Safety

  • Types of Ladders
  • General Requirements for Ladders
  • Portable Ladders
  • Securing Ladders
  • Ladder Angle
  • Stairways Used During Construction
  • Stair Rail & Handrail Requirements
  • General Requirements for Stairways
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10. Scaffold Safety

  • Scaffolding Basics
  • Supported Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffolds
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Scaffolding Terms
  • Training Requirements
  • Types of Scaffolds
  • Competent Person
  • Fall Protection
  • Common Hazards in Scaffoldingn
  • Scaffolding Basics
  • Supported Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffolds
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Scaffolding Terms
  • Training Requirements
  • Types of Scaffolds
  • Competent Person
  • Fall Protection
  • Common Hazards in Scaffoldingn
  • Scaffolding Basics
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  • Supported Scaffolds
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  • Suspended Scaffolds
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  • Aerial Lifts
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  • Scaffolding Terms
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  • Training Requirements
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  • Types of Scaffolds
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  • Competent Person
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  • Fall Protection
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  • Common Hazards in Scaffolding

11. Confined Space Safety

  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Basic Terms for Confined Space
  • Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Entry Team Responsibilities
  • Non-Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Rescues
  • Hazardous Conditions Inside a Confined Space
  • Confined Space Training Requirements
  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Basic Terms for Confined Space
  • Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Entry Team Responsibilities
  • Non-Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Rescues
  • Hazardous Conditions Inside a Confined Space
  • Confined Space Training Requirements
  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Basic Terms for Confined Space
  • Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Entry Team Responsibilities
  • Non-Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Rescues
  • Hazardous Conditions Inside a Confined Space
  • Confined Space Training Requirement
  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Basic Terms for Confined Space
  • Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Entry Team Responsibilities
  • Non-Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Rescues
  • Hazardous Conditions Inside a Confined Space
  • Confined Space Training Requirement
  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Basic Terms for Confined Space
  • Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Entry Team Responsibilities
  • Non-Permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Rescues
  • Hazardous Conditions Inside a Confined Space
  • Confined Space Training Requirement

12. Managing Safety and Health in Construction

  • Define and identify components of a successful safety culture.
  • Define and discuss the characteristics of safety commitment and leadership.
  • Describe the four primary components of a construction safety management system (CSMS).
  • List and give examples of the four categories of employers on construction sites.
  • Discuss employer and supervisor responsibilities on construction sites.
  • List and describe safety programs for accountability, training, and hazard controls.
  • Describe how an effective CSMS benefits productivity and profitability.
  • Describe the importance of planning before the construction project begins.
  • Discuss the importance of Pre-Bid, Pre-Mobilization, and weekly safety meetings.
  • Discuss important safety criteria for selecting contractors.
  • Describe how DART, TCIR, and EMR data is used in selecting contractors.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities for project engineers, head contractors, and safety representatives.
  • Discuss employer options when confronted with contractor non-compliance.
  • Discuss important multi-employer communication and coordination criteria.
  • List and describe the five primary processes for construction worksite analysis.
  • Discuss the importance of the comprehensive baseline survey.
  • List and give examples of hazards and exposure to hazards on the construction site.
  • Identify the five primary categories of hazards in construction.
  • Describe the importance of the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
  • Describe the four primary categories of worksite change analysis.
  • Describe the importance of conducting safety inspections.
  • Give examples of the five “Hierarchy of Controls” hazard control strategies.
  • Describe Deming’s PDSA cycle for continually improving hazard controls

13. Materials Handling Safety

  • Describe the hazards inherent in manual material handling.
  • List factors associated with back injuries.
  • Discuss precautions to take when manually handling materials.
  • Describe the hazards associated with moving and lifting objects.
  • Describe the best practices for stacking materials.
  • Identify the types of PPE to use when manually handling materials.
  • Describe the hazards of loading, transporting, and unloading.
  • Describe precautions to take when moving trailing cables.
  • Describe the types of equipment used in mechanical handling.
  • Identify the seven classes of forklifts.
  • Give an example of a diesel, electric, gasoline, and LPS forklifts.
  • Describe Hazard Classes I and II, and give examples.
  • Describe safe practices when traveling when using a forklift.
  • Discuss safe practices when driving on ramps and onto trucks, trailers, and railroad cars.
  • Identify the questions to ask when analyzing a load.
  • Describe requirements for lifting and lowering people using a forklift.
  • Discuss safe work practices related to forklift traffic patterns.
  • Define “rated capacity” and give an example.
  • Discuss general safety measures for crane operation.
  • Describe the hazards of working around a suspended load.
  • Describe crane operator responsibilities while the load is suspended.
  • Discuss the signaling and work area control requirements for operators.
  • Describe the types of slings, related safe practices and uses
  • Describe the hazards associated with working around conveyors.
  • Discuss the benefits of good housekeeping for material handling.
  • Describe staging hazards and solutions.
  • Describe general storage considerations for indoors and outside storage.
  • Discuss storage and stacking requirements for bagged materials, lumber, and bricks.
  • Discuss storage and stacking requirements for steel, cylindrical material, sand, gravel, and stone.
  • Describe requirements for handling and storing drums.
  • Describe requirements for and storing flammable and combustible liquids.

14. Safety Supervision and Leadership

  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline
  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline
  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline
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  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline
  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline
  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline
  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline
  • Overview of Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Correcting Hazards
  • Providing Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Leadership Styles
  • Creating an Effective Safety Culture
  • Accountability and Administering Discipline

15. OSHA Focus Four

  • Identify the major fall hazards within the construction industry.
  • Describe the types of fall hazards.
  • Describe how to protect against fall hazards.
  • Describe employer requirements to protect workers from fall hazards.
  • 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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51 Quizzes

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