|Michigan Construction Safety 7-Hour Course in Video
Approved for 7 credit hours toward prelicensure and continuing competency.
This seven 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 a construction safety program. They will recognize the hazards inherent at a construction jobsite, 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.
Chapter 1- Introduction
- Describe the differences between Michigan and federal OSHA regulations and standards
- Distinguish between employer and employee rights and responsibilities.
Chapter 2- Personal Protective Equipment
- Describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries
- Name the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) most often used to protect workers.
Chapter 3- Falls in Construction
- Describe methods of fall protection available to workers.
- Explain the main criteria that prompts the use of fall protection for construction workers.
Chapter 4- Stairways and Ladders
- Describe safety guidelines and requirements for stairways used at a construction site.
- List safe practices and requirements for ladders used at a construction site.
Chapter 5- Scaffolds
- Recognize the hazards associated with different types of scaffolds.
- Understand the procedures that must be followed in order to control and minimize those hazards.
Chapter 6- Excavations
- State the greatest risk that is present at an excavation.
- Describe the three primary methods for protecting employees form cave-ins.
- Name factors that pose a hazard to employees working in excavations, and how to reduce those hazards.
- Describe the role of a competent person at an excavation site.
Chapter 6- Electrical Safety
- Describe the basics of electricity and the injuries that can be caused by improper contact.
- Identify the hazards of electricity on a construction site and the best way to prevent those hazards from occurring.
Chapter 7- Egress/Fire Protection
- Describe OSHA requirements for proper fire prevention, egress, and equipment.
- Be able to create a working emergency action and fire prevention plan.
Chapter 8- Hazard Communication
- Identify employer responsibilities towards reducing workplace hazards.
- Be familiar with the information provided in Material Safety Data Sheets.
Chapter 9- Tool Safety
- Describe the hazards surrounding the use of hand and power tools.
- List the important safety tips associated with Powder-Actuated Tools.
- Explain the basic procedures for safe jack handling.
Chapter 10- Materials Handling
- Identify, avoid, and control hazardous materials through proper handling, storage, use and disposal.