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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2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2013a). OSHA Construction ETool. Retrieved from:
3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2013b). OSHA Construction ETool. Retrieved from:
4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2013). Confined Spaces. Retrieved from:
5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2013). Fall Protection. Retrieved from:
6. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2013). Electrical Standards for Construction. Retrieved from:
7. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2012). Construction Industry Safety and Health Management Program. Retrieved from: