Construction Health and Safety Compliance
Instructors: Nelson Gelinas & Joshua Francis
Controlling Hazardous Energy – This training program covers Lockout/Tagout procedures for the use of appropriate lockout or tagout devices designed to isolate or disable equipment in order to prevent unexpected start up or release of stored energy, causing injury to employees.
Fall Protection – Falls are one of the most common types of serious injuries and deaths. Employers are responsible for maintaining a safe working environment, but when fall protection devices are impractical, personal fall protection equipment may be used. This course outlines the standard equipment use, maintenance and inspection requirements for harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, tethers and more.
Fire Safety – This course highlights standards related to fire safety, including prevention, types of fires, extinguishers and best practices.
Hazard Communication – In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. This course will outline employee Right-to-Know information, the Global Harmonizing System, Safety Data Sheets, and labels.
Personal Protective Equipment – Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits. This course will outline the most common forms of PPE used in the workplace.
Respiratory Protection – Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually. This course outlines the types of respirators available, proper fit, and inspection/maintenance requirements.
Silica Safety – Construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in over 600,000 workplaces each year. OSHA estimates that more than 840,000 of these workers are exposed to silica levels exceeding the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). This one-hour course reviews OSHA regulations and the safety codes surrounding silica safety.
Stairways and Ladders – This subpart applies to all stairways and ladders used in construction, alteration, repair (including painting and decorating), and demolition workplaces covered under 29 CFR part 1926, and also sets forth, in specified circumstances, when ladders and stairways are required to be provided.
Florida Required Competency
Instructor: J. MacDowell
This six-hour internet course fulfills the continuing education requirements outlined by 61G4-18.001 for Workplace Safety, Business Practices (Lien Law), Workers’ Compensation, Construction Laws and Rules, and Wind Mitigation methodologies. Individual chapter descriptions below outline subjects, topics and subtopics covered.
This Course Covers:
WORKPLACE SAFETY – This one hour chapter describes the most pertinent aspects of jobsite safety regulations. Beginning with OSHA regulations surrounding proper recordkeeping and general first aid and sanitary provisions, the course continues with the fundamental requirements of Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Protection, Tool Safety, Stairway and Ladder Safety, and Excavation requirements. Finally, a comprehensive module on asbestos and lead remediation covers the safe handling of asbestos and lead based materials.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – Employers in Florida are required by law to pay for the medical treatment and lost wages of employees who are injured on the job or suffer a job-related illness. The underlying principle is that employers must assume the costs of injuries, illnesses and deaths that occur on the job. In Florida, workers’ compensation is regulated by the Department of Financial Services and the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims and enforced by the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. This one-hour chapter describes the rules and responsibilities of employers in complying with Florida Workers’ Compensation laws.
FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION STATUTES AND RULES -This two-hour chapter will provide builders with an understanding of the Florida construction statutes and rules as they pertain to the industry. Students will be able to define the powers and duties of the various departments, boards and agencies that make up the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The rules, penalties and fines surrounding the construction industry are outlined, as are the licensing procedures and requirements. Being familiar with these regulations allows contractors to better operate within the boundaries of the law, and to fulfill their responsibilities to employees, customers and the government.
FLORIDA LIEN LAW – A lien is a specific legal process that can be used by contractors and others as a lawful remedy for securing payment for labor or materials that have been used to improve another person’s property. Lien laws are also designed to give protection to laborers and material suppliers in the event of default by the contractor or property owner. Unfortunately, many contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers do not understand the importance of filing the proper documents at the correct time—therefore forfeiting their chances of recovery. This one-hour chapter outlines the documents required, and the order in which they must be submitted in order to protect the claimant’s rights.
WIND MITIGATION – This one-hour chapter describes wind mitigation methodology, comparing the C-brace system and the X retrofittings. The aftermath of past hurricanes in Florida has shown that one of major damaged structural components in residential homes is the gable-end wall or the gable-end truss for timber wall or masonry wall constructions, respectively. As a result, a revised building code, “Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction” (SBCCI, 1993, 1999) was developed to require all gable-ends to be designed to resist hurricane force wind. This research investigates two different retrofit systems: (1) X-bracing and (2) C-bracing to determine their structural performance under hurricane wind.
2020 Florida Gable End Anchoring & Framing in High Velocity Hurricane Zones
IMPORTANT: This course applies one credit towards the Florida Building Commission Advanced Credit. Course # 817.2. DBPR Approval #613889.
Instructor: J. MacDowell
This one hour internet course is intended to provide a minimum of one hour of instruction of Advanced continuing education for Florida certificate holders and registrants pertaining to Gable End Anchoring and Framing. Inspection of residential buildings that endured past hurricanes in Florida has shown that one of the most damaged structural components in residential homes is the gable-end wall or the gable-end truss for timber wall or masonry wall constructions. This course is based on the 2020 Florida Building Code changes that surround the most common causes of gable end failure during high velocity hurricane events.
A ten-question, multiple choice assessment at the end of the course must be completed with a 70% pass rate in order to complete the course and print a certificate of completion.
The objective of this course is to inform building contractors of proven methods of building sustainable roof structures when built in areas subjected to high velocity winds.
This Course Covers:
- Categories, Regions and Practical Perspective
- Reinforcing Roof to Wall Connections
- High-Velocity Hurricane Zone and Construction Details
- Steel Joists
- Gable Endwalls
- Wood Members
- Unit Stresses
- Vertical Framing
- Horizontal Framing
Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.
If you have any questions
Please call us at 1-800-727-7104 | Monday-Friday | 8am-8pm
Or send an email to email@example.com. Email responses will be returned promptly within one business day.