Louisiana Continuing Education 6-Hour Construction Safety Standards


Louisiana Continuing Education 6-Hour Construction Safety Standards

This six hour course is a review of the safety codes required for residential construction. It provides a clear understanding of construction safety in Record keeping, Personal Protective Equipment, Falls, Stairways and Ladders, Scaffolds, and Electrical Safety.


Course Description

This six hour course is a review of the safety codes required for residential construction.  Students will be able to understand and describe the basic components of construction safety.  They will recognize the hazards inherent at a construction job site, and describe ways to prevent those hazards.  Finally they will learn the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee in observing established safety practices. 

Learning objectives are provided to facilitate student understanding and progress.   Informal progress checks throughout the  module help students review and measure their understanding of the material.  The  assessment at the end of each chapter accurately reflects learning objectives.  A 70% passing score on each assessment is required to move on to the next chapter. 


Chapter 1- Introduction  

*Learning Objective: 1) Distinguish between employer and employee rights and responsibilities.

Chapter 2- Personal Protective Equipment  

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries  2)  Name the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) most often used to protect workers. 

Chapter 3- Falls in Construction 

 *Learning Objectives:  1)  Describe methods of fall protection available to workers. 2)  Explain the main criteria that prompts the use of fall protection for construction workers.

Chapter 4- Stairways and Ladders

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Describe safety guidelines and requirements for stairways used at a construction site. 2) List safe practices and requirements for ladders used at a construction site. 

Chapter 5- Scaffolds

*Learning Objectives:  1) Recognize the hazards associated with different types of scaffolds.  2)  Understand the procedures that must be followed in order to control and minimize those hazards.

Chapter 6- Excavations 

*Learning Objectives: 1) State the greatest risk that is present at an excavation.2) Describe the three primary methods for protecting employees form cave-ins. 3) Name factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations, and how to reduce those hazards. 4) Describe the role of a competent person at an excavation site.

Chapter 7- Egress/Fire Protection

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe OSHA requirements for proper fire prevention, egress, and equipment. 2) Be able to create a working emergency action and fire prevention plan.

Chapter 8- Tool Safety

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the hazards surrounding the use of hand and power tools. 2) List the important safety tips associated with Powder-Actuated Tools. 3) Explain the basic procedures for safe jack handling.

Chapter 9- Materials Handling

*Learning Objective: 1) Identify, avoid, and control hazardous materials through proper handling, storage, use and disposal.