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Course 813 - Construction Worksite Safety

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Hi, and welcome to the course. If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.

Here's how it works (Read this... it's important!)

  1. Study each course module. Just click on the course "Modules" tab above to get started. It takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the quiz.
  2. Complete each module quiz. Each quiz is 5 questions. When you submit the quiz, a new web page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. There is no need to wait! No hurry either. You are in control of the pace of learning.
  3. If you have questions as you study, just send us an email.

    Course 813 Certificate
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  4. Order an Optional Certificate. If you want certification of your training, order a high quality certificate. Our training is free. We only charge a small fee to provide documentation of your training. If you are enrolled in one of our professional safety and health programs, you can save money by purchasing the program package that fits your needs. If you just want to purchase the certificate for this course, a link will be provided on your student dashboard after you pass the final exam. Just click on the "Purchase Certificate" Link.

    For individual courses, the PDF certificate is only $, the original certificate is $ (shipping extra), and the PDF & original certificate is $ (shipping extra).
  5. Complete and submit the final course exam.
    • Final exams consist of 35 questions.
    • To meet OSHA requirements, you must pass the final exam with at least a 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.

OK, Let's go!

Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.

Course Introduction

Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.

For any part of the contract work, contractors or subcontractors cannot require any laborer or mechanic employed in the performance of the contract to work in surroundings or under working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to their health or safety.

Potential Hazards for workers in construction include the following:

  • falls (from heights)
  • trench collapse
  • scaffold collapse
  • electric shock and arc flash/arc blast
  • failure to use proper personal protective equipment
  • repetitive motion injuries

For construction, the 10 OSHA standards most frequently included in the agency's citations in FY 2014 were:

  1. 1926.501 - Fall Protection
  2. 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication
  3. 1926.451 - Scaffolding
  4. 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection
  5. 1910.178 - Powered Industrial Trucks
  6. 1910.147 - Lockout/Tagout
  7. 1926.1053 - Ladders
  8. 1910.305 - Electrical, Wiring Methods
  9. 1910.212 - Machine Guarding
  10. 1910.303 - Electrical, General Requirements

Course 813 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 813 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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2. Safety and Health Topics - Scaffolding, OSHA. Retrieved from:

3. Safety and Health Topics – Walking/Working Surfaces, OSHA. Retrieved from:

4. Portable Ladder eTool, Cal/OSHA. Retrieved from:

5. Safety and Health Topics – Electrical, OSHA. Retrieved from:

6. Excavations – Safe Practices for Small Business Owners and Contractors, OR-OSHA Publication 2174 (April 2013). Retrieved from:

7. Safety and Health Topics – Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety, OSHA. Retrieved from:

8. Safety and Health Topics – Powered Industrial Trucks, OSHA. Retrieved from:

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