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MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisors 12-Hour Course Package #1 Course Syllabus

contains two online courses:

6-Hour Massachusetts Required Competency (Fully Narrated)
Approval #CS-3200 / AIABLTI307

6-Hour Construction Safety Standards (Text with Video)
Approval #CS-3204

Price: $99.00

This course is compiled of two separate 6-hou courses. You must complete both courses in order to receive the 12 credit hours required to renew your license.


Required Competency Course Syllabus



This six-hour course fulfills all CSL continuing education renewal requirements.
The fully narrated course will satisfy the following required topics:  Code Review (1 HR), Workplace Safety (1HR), Business Practices/Workers’ Compensation (1 HR), Energy (1 HR), and Lead Safe Practices (2 HRs).

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the changes made to the 2012 International Conservation Codes and how those changes can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption.
  • Recognize the hazards inherent at a construction job site, and describe ways to prevent them.
  • Outline the regulations surrounding Massachusetts’ Workers’ Compensation and determine how best to both protect employees and manage costs.
  • Identify the hazards associated with lead paint disturbance, and the rules that surround the industry when renovating.
  • Explain some of the cost savings in both labor and materials associated with energy efficient systems.




Chapter 1- MA Energy Code

*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the changes made to the 2012 International Conservation Codes.
2) Understand what measures can be taken to incorporate these changes into construction projects/design. 3) Recognize how the changes can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption.

1. Scope
2. Compliance
3. Building Envelope
4. Mechanical Systems
5. MA Stretch Code

Chapter 2- Workplace Safety

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand and describe the basic components of a construction safety program.
2) Be able to recognize the hazards inherent at a construction job site, and describe ways to prevent them.
3) Discuss the responsibilities of both the employer and employee in observing safety practices.

1. Safety Programs
2. PPE
3. Fall Protection
4. Stairs and Ladders
5. Scaffolds
6. Excavation
7. Electricity
8. Materials Handling

Chapter 3- Time Management

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe how to develop a Critical Path 2) Explain the features of an Activity Node.

1. Subcontractors
2. Critical Path

Chapter 4- Quality Control

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the benefits of good communication with subcontractors. 2) List several elements of a construction Daily Log Book.

1. Management
2. Materials
3. Daily Log Book
4. Standards

Chapter 5- Erosion Control

*Learning Objective: 1) Understand the contractor’s responsibility for erosion control.

1. Best Practices
2. Sediment Fences

If you are taking this course for AIA credit:

  • Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available to print upon completion of the course.
  • This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.  As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA or any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
  • Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.


6-Hour Construction Safety Standards Course Syllabus

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

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


Chapter 1- Introduction

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace 2) Distinguish between employer and employee rights and responsibilities 3) Know the employer record keeping responsibilities.

A.  Role of OSHA
B.  Record Keeping
C.  Employee/Employer Rights & Responsibilities
D.  Inspections
E.  OSHA Resources
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.

A.  Protecting Employees
B.  Head Injuries
C.  Eye Protection
D.  Hearing Protection
E.  Foot Protection
F.  Hand and Body Protection


Chapter 3- Falls in Construction


*Learning Objectives:  1)  Describe methods of fall protection available to workers. 2)  Identify the hazards that prompt the use of fall protection for construction workers.

A.  Fall Protection
B.  Personal Fall Arrest Systems
C.  Guardrails and Safety Nets
D.  Skylights and Other Openings
E.  Excavations
F.  Roofs
G. Training
H. OSHA’s Fall Protection Policies for Residential Construction Video


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.

A.  Stairs/Dangers
B.  Ladder Safety
C.  Assembly & Use


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.

A.  Types/Hazards
B.  Fall Protection
C.  Safe Scaffold Construction
D.  Types of Scaffolds
E.  Inspections/Training
F.  Assembly & Use


Chapter 6- Excavations


*Learning Objectives:  1)  State the greatest risk that is present at an excavation.  2) Describe the three primary methods of protecting employees from 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.

A.  Overview
B.  Hazards
C.  Safe Working Conditions
D.  Protective System Design
E.  Inspections
F.  Soils & Testing


Chapter 7- Electrical Safety

*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the basics of electrical safety and the injuries that can be caused by improper contact. 2) Identify the hazards of electricity on a construction site and the best way to prevent those hazards from occurring.

A.  Electricity
B.  Injuries
C.  Hazards
D.  Power Tools
E.  Best Practices
F.  Employer Responsibilities

Chapter 8- 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.

A.  Emergency Action Plans
B.  Exits
C.  Fire Prevention
D.  Equipment & Training


Chapter 9- Hazard Communication

*Learning Objectives:  1) Identify employer responsibilities towards reducing workplace hazards.  2) Be familiar with the information provided in Material Safety Data Sheets.

A.  Employer Responsibilities
B.  Labeling
C.  Material Safety Data Sheets
D.  Training
E.  Protocol
F.  Disposal


Chapter 10- 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.

A.  Hazards
B.  Safety Rules/Precautions
C.  Abrasive Wheels
D.  Radial Saws
E.  Pneumatic Tools
F.  Powder Actuated Tools
G.  Employer Responsibility
H.  Training


Chapter 11- Materials Handling

*Learning Objective:  1) Identify, avoid, and control hazardous materials through proper handling, storage, use, and disposal 2) Describe the risks associated with the use of cranes, and the necessary precautions that can reduce risk when cranes are at the job site.

A.  Hazards
B.  Manual Material Handling
C.  Mechanical Handling (Cranes)
D.  Training
E.  Rigging
F.  Stacking and Storing
G.  Disposal


Unrestricted Construction Supervisors
12-Hour Course Package #1contains two online courses:

6-Hour Massachusetts Required Competency (Fully Narrated)
Approval #CS-3200 / AIABLTI307

6-Hour Construction Safety Standards (Text with Video)
Approval #CS-3204


Price: $99.00

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