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Course 800 - Introduction to Construction Safety Management

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Course 800 Certificate
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Modules: 7
Hours: 6
Sector: Construction

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There are many serious hazards in the construction industry, including falling or being struck by heavy construction equipment. The information, tools, and resources provided in this course are designed to introduce you to the basic concepts and principles of effective construction safety management. This course will help you, whether you're a worker or an employer, to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

Free Training

As an OSHAcademy student, you can access 100% of our training materials for free, including our module quizzes and course exams. We only charge a small fee if you decide to document your training with our official course certificates or transcripts.

Key Topics

  • The Safety Culture
  • Working with Contractors
  • Management and Employee Involvement in Safety
  • Construction Safety Management System (CSMS)
  • Worksite Analysis
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Education and Training
  • Steps to Identify OSHA Requirements

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Course Introduction

Construction is a high hazard industry that has a wide range of activities involving alteration, and/or repair. Examples include residential and commercial building construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs.

Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

This course is an introduction to Construction Safety and Health Management.

The information, tools, and resources provided in this course are designed to you, whether you're a worker or an employer, to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

Like all construction companies, you need to tailor your construction safety management system (CSMS) to your own specific work operations and work environments.

An effective CSMS has five primary elements:

  • the safety culture
  • involvement
  • worksite analysis
  • hazard prevention and control
  • education and training

The standards apply to:

  • All contractors who enter into contracts which are for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating [29 CFR 1926.10(a)].
  • All subcontractors who agree to perform any part of the labor or material requirements of a contract [29 CFR 1926.13(c)].
  • All suppliers who furnish any supplies or materials, if the work involved is performed on or near a construction site, or if the supplier fabricates the goods or materials specifically for the construction project, and the work can be said to be a construction activity [29 CFR 1926.13(c)].


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. The Safety Culture
  2. Working with Contractors
  3. Involvement in Safety
  4. CSMS and Worksite Analysis
  5. Hazard Prevention and Control
  6. Education and Training
  7. Getting Started

Course 800 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

If you only want free training

You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.

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Course 800 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.


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