Construction Safety Training

160-01 Health Hazards in Construction

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to recall and discuss principles of industrial hygiene towards a safer working environment.

  • Recall the importance of industrial hygiene
  • Identify types of health hazards in the workplace
  • Identify types of chemical hazards in the workplace
  • Identify types of biological hazards in the workplace
  • Identify types of physical hazards in the workplace
  • Identify types of ergonomic hazards in the workplace
  • Recall health hazard protection methods
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers against hazards

160-02 Scaffolding Safety for Construction

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to distinguish the responsibilities of those employees who work on or near scaffolding to assemble, maintain, and operate all scaffolding systems and adhere to safety requirements.

  • Define the role of a competent person related to scaffolding
  • Recall the types of scaffolds commonly used on construction sites
  • Identify the specifications of required scaffold assembly, maintenance, and operation
  • Describe hazards associated with scaffolds and ways to prevent those hazards
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from scaffold hazards

160-03 Portable Power and Hand Tool Safety for Construction

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify hazards associated with the use of hand and power tools. You will be able to prevent accident and injury in the workplace by adhering to safety practices and requirements. You will also be familiar with the employer requirements put in place for the protection of construction workers.

  • Recognize employer requirements
  • Identify different types of hand and power tools used at construction worksites
  • Describe hazards associated and precautions taken with hand and power tools
  • Recall general tool safety guidelines
  • Identify the sources of power available for power tools

160-04 Materials Handling and Storing Safety for Construction

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to minimize the risks of injury and illness by safely handling and storing materials in the workplace. You will be able to identify potential hazards when handling materials and identify ways to prevent those hazards. Finally, you will be able to recognize an employer’s responsibilities for safe materials handling.

  • Describe methods and equipment used for materials handling in the workplace
  • Identify hazards associated with material handling activities
  • Recall safe lifting techniques
  • State concepts regarding the safe use of non-powered trucks to handle materials
  • State concepts regarding the safe use of powered industrial trucks to handle materials
  • Identify methods to prevent hazards associated with material handling equipment
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from material handling hazards

160-05 Personal Protective Equipment for Construction, Part 1

When you complete this lesson, you will be familiar with the hierarchy of control for reducing risk and avoiding injury, illness, and death by properly selecting, using, and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Describe the hierarchy of controls as it relates to personal protective equipment:
    • Elimination/Substitution
    • Engineering controls
    • Administrative controls
    • PPE Distinguish the types of equipment necessary to protect employees when working in conditions affecting the workers’ health and safety, specifically for their:
    • Eyes
    • Face
    • Hearing
    • Respiratory system
    • Head

160-06 Personal Protective Equipment for Construction, Part 2

When you complete this lesson, you will be familiar with some of the requirements of employers and employees for reducing risk and avoiding injury, illness, and death by properly selecting, using, and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Identify the responsibilities of the employer and employee regarding the use of personal protective equipment
  • Identify the components of a training program for the use of PPE
  • Distinguish the types of equipment necessary to protect employees when working in conditions affecting the workers’ health and safety, specifically:
    • Hands
    • Feet
    • Body

160-07 Excavation and Trenching Safety for Construction

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify hazards and methods of protecting workers from hazards during excavation and trenching operations. You will also be able to recognize the role of a competent person as well as the responsibilities of the employer and employee when engaged in these operations.

  • Describe the role of a competent person at an excavation site
  • Identify hazards associated with excavations
  • Recall excavation hazard protection methods
  • Describe the methods for protecting employees from cave-ins
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from excavation hazards