Code Book plus 21 Hour Continuing Competency Package #3 | Michigan


This package contains:

  • 7 Hour Construction Health and Safety Compliance
  • 7 Hour Manage Your Way to Big Profits
  • 3 Hour Mandatory Code – Law – Safety
  • 2 Hour Successful Use of Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
  • 2 Hour Powered Industrial Trucks and Aerial Lifts
  • 2015 Michigan Residential Code Book
  • Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
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Construction Health and Safety Compliance 7HR CE


1. Controlling Hazardous Energy. (35 Minutes) 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.

2. Fall Protection. (60 Minutes) 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.

3. Fire Safety. (40 Minutes) This course highlights standards related to fire safety, including prevention, types of fires, extinguishers and best practices.

4. Hazard Communication. (60 Minutes) 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.

5. Personal Protective Equipment. (60 Minutes) 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.

6. Respiratory Protection. (60 Minutes) 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.

7. Silica Safety. (60 Minutes) 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.

8. Stairways and Ladders. (60 Minutes) 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.

Controlling Hazardous Energy

  • Importance of lockout/tagout
  • Employees:
    • Authorized
    • Affected
    • Other
  • Energy sources disabled:
    • Plug boxes
    • Fuse locks
    • Breaker switch locks
    • Valve/pipe donuts or chains
  • Tags
    • Requirements
  • Group lockouts
    • Tags
    • Boxes
  • Stored energy release
  • Account for tools and replace guards

Fall Protection

  • Choosing the right equipment:
    • General Industry
    • Construction Trades
  • Positioning devices, rescue/retrieval devices
  • Harnesses
    • inspect, ANSI
    • proper fit
    • features
  • Lanyards
    • inspect
    • locks and rivets
    • features
    • Pendulum Effect
  • Anchorage
    • requirements
    • best practices
  • Rescue plans
    • suspension trauma
    • best practices
    • trauma straps
    • tethers

Fire Safety

  • Prevention
  • Extinguishers
    • classifications of fire
    • types of extinguishers
    • maintenance and service
    • limitations
  • Operating extinguishers
    • PASS

Hazard Communication

  • Employee Right-to-Know
  • Global Harmonizing System
    • Pictograms
    • Labels
    • Containers
  • Reading the Label
  • HMIS and NFPA Systems
    • Numbering scale
    • Colors
  • Safety Data Sheets
    • How to Read
    • PEL/STEL
    • Parts of the SDS

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Purpose
  • Hazard Assessment form
  • Hard Hats
    • ANSI approval Z89 rating
    • class and type
    • accessories
  • Eye Protection
    • ANSI Z87 rating
    • types
  • Hearing Protection
    • ear plugs
    • muffs
  • Foot Protection
    • types
  • Gloves
    • types

Respiratory Protection

  • Identifying the hazards
  • Training
  • Medical evaluation questionnaire
  • Fit testing
    • positive/negative pressure
  • Fit check
  • Maintenance
  • Proper storage
  • Cartridges/gaskets
  • Types
    • half-face
    • full-face
  • Correct cartridges for toxin
  • Facial hair

Silica Safety

  • Introduction to Silica
  • PEL Limits
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Exposure Control Methods

Stairways and Ladders

  • 1926.1050 Scope, Application, and Definitions Applicable to this Subpart
  • 1926.1051 General Requirements
  • 1926.1052 Stairways
  • 1926.1053 Ladders
  • 1926.1060 Training Requirements

Manage Your Way to Big Profits



Course Description

This seven hour course is designed to be the next step in raising your construction management skills to the next level. The class will help prepare the learner for the scope of responsibilities that a professional construction project manager, whether for residential or commercial projects, must be prepared to perform. The course begins with preconstruction services and project start-up tasks. As the project continues, controlling the finances, overseeing the project progress, safety, environmental and energy concerns are just a few of the many tasks a project manager must supervise. Finally, a successful manager must properly close out the project, all while achieving a profit, and securing a satisfied customer.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be able to assemble a project team, ensuring they are qualified to perform the work in accordance with specifications and requirements.
  • Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace, and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.
  • Understand environmental regulations that govern construction activities for protecting water, air and land quality.
  • Develop a close out procedure that will verify accuracy and completion of all building component systems, including warranties and certifications, prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.


*Learning Objectives:  1) Have a clear understanding of the preconstruction planning process. 2) Be able to assemble a project team, ensuring they are qualified to perform the work in accordance with specifications and expectations. 3) Have a clear understanding of the submittal process, making sure all materials meet the requirements set forth by the architects and engineers. 4) Develop a Schedule of Values, allocating specific values to specific portions of work, which are then submitted for payment.

Lesson 1

1. The Project Manager
2. Planning

3. Selecting a Project Team
4. Job Number
5. Letters of Intent
6. Contracts
7. Submittals
8. RFIs

Lesson 2

1. Cost Codes
2. Schedule of Values

Lesson 3

1. Meeeting with the Project Superintendent
2. Preconstruction Meetings

3. Final Project Schedule
4. Permits
5. Transmittal Letters
6. Job File


*Learning Objectives:  1) Recognize the importance of the submittal process, in terms of quality of workmanship, and the timely completion of the project. 2) Understand the change order/proposal process; who is responsible, and what must be done to document the changes. 3) Be able to coordinate all the components of a construction project while the project is ongoing; from progress meetings, material ordering, pay applications to profit estimating.

Lesson 1

1.  Site Preparation
2.  Submittals

3.  Progress Meetings

Lesson 2

1. Communication
2. Designing Issues
3. Bulletins
4. Change Orders

Lesson 3

1. Change Proposal Log
2. Tests and Inspections
3. Daily Reports
4. Profit Estimates
5. Payment Applications
6. Paying Subs and Suppliers
7. Approving Non-Contract Material Invoices
8. Lien Laws


*Learning Objectives:  1) Understand environmental regulations that govern construction activities for protecting water, air and land quality.2) Recognize the regulations that govern management and disposal of solid, hazardous, and special waste and describe some of the problems and solutions surrounding jobsite recycling. 3) Distinguish between conventional and green building practices and techniques.

Lesson 1

1. Pollution Prevention
2. Water Quality
3. Air Quality

Lesson 2

1. Land Quality
2. Managing Waste
3. Green Building


*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace, and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.2) Define and execute required record keeping, posting and safety standards. 3) Learn the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee in observing established safety practices.

Lesson 1

1. Overview
2. Employer/Employee Responsibilities
3. First Aid
4. Recordkeeping
5. Hazard Communication

Lesson 2

1. PPE
2. Tool Safety
3. Fall Protection
4. Ladders/Stairs
5. Scaffolds

Lesson 3

1. Excavation
2. Electricity
3. Welding
4. Materials
5. Concrete and Masonry Construction
6. Violations


*Learning Objectives: 1) Have a solid understanding of the steps involved in closing out a project. 2) Be able to develop a checklist that will serve as a template to complete the close out binders, as well as to expedite your final payment. 3) Be sure that the set of procedures you follow are clearly understood by the owners, and are outlined during the agreement phase of the project.

Lesson 1

1.  Project Closeout
2.  Specification Manual Close-out Instructions

3.  Binders

3HR CE Renewal Course 

Course Description

This three-hour course is a review of the most recent code, law and safety changes in the Michigan construction industry. The first hour focuses on the 2015 Michigan Residential Code book and the latest changes. Next, the fundamental principles of contract law and the elements of a construction contract are explained. Finally, the last hour reviews OSHA regulations and the safety codes surrounding silica safety. This course satisfies the State of Michigan renewal requirement for residential builders and maintenance and alteration contractors.


Lesson 1

  • ICC
  • 2015 Michigan Code Book Basics

Lesson 2

  • MI Code Changes

Lesson 3

  • Chapters 1-11


Lesson 1

  • Skilled Trades Regulation Act
  • Residential Contract Elements

Lesson 2

  • Optional Elements
  • Damages Claims

Lesson 3

  • Michigan Labor Laws
  • Employee Misclassification


Lesson 1

  • Introduction to Silica
  • PEL Limits

Lesson 2

  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Respiratory Protection

Lesson 3

  • Respiratory Protection
  • Exposure Control Methods


Successful Use of PEMBs
(Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings)

Course Description

This course will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using a pre-engineered metal building and why PEMB’s are economical. We will examine what needs to be considered when designing the foundations, building envelope, building systems, industrial equipment as well as code considerations. This lesson should equip the designer and builder to know the basic facts about Pre Engineered Metal Buildings.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Engineered buildings
  • Identify the code requirements related to bearing capacity of foundations and slabs
  • Describe hazardous occupancies and control areas that are often found in this type of structure
  • Summarize the code considerations and issues related to special industrial construction


  • Why are pemb’s economical
  • Advantages and disadvantages


  • Conventional foundations
  • Deep foundations
  • Testing of bearing capacity beneath each column pad
  • Blasting for foundations
  • Slabs
  • Elevated slabs
  • Long span
  • Cantilevered walls
  • Anchor bolt reactions


  • Bridge cranes
  • Levelers


  • Hvac systems
  • Electrical: lighting, outlets, welding stations
  • Fire suppression


  • Insulation


  • Building size by code
  • Snow drift requirements
  • Hazardous occupancies and control areas
  • Comcheck

Special industrial issues

  • Truck docks
  • Steps outside loading docks
  • Trench drains
  • Pits
  • Overhead doors
  • Mezzanines
  • Oil water separators/ trench drains


  • Subsurface conditions
  • Karst geology

Ground Water

  • Potential problems


  • Faraday’s Law of Electromagnetic Induction


  • Liability for repairs

Decorative Shapes

  • Options

Deferred Submittals

  • Timeline


Powered Industrial Trucks and Aerial Lifts


1. Powered Industrial Trucks (55 Minutes) This video training program covers the basic use of powered industrial trucks (fork lifts), and includes specific requirements regarding proper operation, hazards, inspections and maintenance of these useful, but potentially dangerous vehicles in the workplace.

2. Aerial Work Platforms of Lifts (45 Minutes) This course highlights standards related certification, fall protection, safety hazards, operation and overall best practices for using aerial lifts or platforms.


Powered Industrial Trucks

Lesson 1

  • Certification and Training
  • What makes a fork lift different?
    • Weight
    • Steering
    • Tires
  • Inspections
  • Safe Travel Procedures
    • Right-of-way
    • Speed
    • Turns

Lesson 2

  • Parking
  • Tipovers
  • Stability Triangle
  • Visibility
  • Ramps and Loading Docks
  • Refueling
  • Picking up a Pallet

Aerial Work Platforms of Lifts

Lesson 1

  • Purpose and Types
  • Certification
  • Fall Protection
  • Energized Lines and other Hazards

Lesson 2

  • Inspections
    • Vehicle Components
    • Lift Components
  • Operating the Lift

Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades

Course Description

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.

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

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