If you are a safety manager, site superintendent or supervisor, construction safety committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.
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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 standards apply to:
To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.
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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.
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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.
1. California Department of Industrial Relations. (2013). Multi-Employer Worksite Inspections. Retrieved from http://www.dir.ca.gov/doshpol/p&pc-1c.htm
2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2013a). OSHA Construction ETool. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/scope.html
3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2013b). OSHA Construction ETool. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/shprogram.html
4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2013). Confined Spaces. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-18796-09/confinedspace.pdf
5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2013). Fall Protection. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/fallprotection/index.html
6. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2013). Electrical Standards for Construction. Retrieved from: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/electrical/construction.html