MN CE Construction Health and Safety Compliance, Includes One Hour of Energy Efficiency #20180664/20180665 7HR -BLDR-COPY


This educational offering is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying seven (7) hours of credit toward Residential Building Contractor continuing education requirements.

IMPORTANT: The State of Minnesota requires that you spend the full amount of time in the course. Please be sure to take your time and review the course in full in order to satisfy this requirement.

Construction Health and Safety Compliance 7HR CE
Includes One Hour of Energy Efficiency



1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Energy Efficiency: Air Sealing in New Home Construction Even as technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment. This one hour course will help builders identify important considerations regarding air sealing in new home construction.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the appropriate use of lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Identify the standard use, maintenance and inspection requirements for fall protection equipment.
  • Describe standards and requirements related to fire prevention and safety in the workplace.
  • Summarize the Hazard Communication requirements outlined by OSHA
  • Understand how to effectively implement personal protective equipment as required by OSHA
  • Outline the types of respirators available, including how and when these devices must be used.
  • Identify considerations regarding air sealing in new home construction.

Controlling Hazardous Energy

Lesson 1 (35 minutes)

  • 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

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Fall Protection

Lesson 1 (20 minutes)

  • Choosing the right equipment:
    • General Industry
    • Construction Trades
  • Positioning devices, rescue/retrieval devices
  • Harnesses
    • inspect, ANSI
    • proper fit
    • features

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Lesson 2 (25 minutes)

  • Lanyards
    • inspect
    • locks and rivets
    • features
    • Pendulum Effect
  • Anchorage
    • requirements
    • best practices

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Lesson 3 (15 minutes)

  • Rescue plans
    • suspension trauma
    • best practices
    • trauma straps
    • tethers

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Fire Safety

Lesson 1 (35 minutes)

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

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Hazard Communication

Lesson 1 (25 minutes)

  • Employee Right-to-Know
  • Global Harmonizing System
    • Pictograms
    • Labels
    • Containers
  • Reading the Label

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Lesson 2 (25 minutes)

  • HMIS and NFPA Systems
    • Numbering scale
    • Colors
  • Safety Data Sheets
    • How to Read
    • PEL/STEL

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Lesson 3 (30 minutes)

  • Parts of the SDS

Quiz 3 Questions (1 minute)

Personal Protective Equipment

Lesson 1 (25 minutes)

  • Purpose
  • Hazard Assessment form
  • Hard Hats
    • ANSI approval Z89 rating
    • class and type
    • accessories
  • Eye Protection
    • ANSI Z87 rating
    • types

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Lesson 2 (25 minutes)

  • Hearing Protection
    • ear plugs
    • muffs
  • Foot Protection
    • types
  • Gloves
    • types

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Respiratory Protection

Lesson 1 (20 minutes)

  • Identifying the hazards
  • Training
  • Medical evaluation questionnaire
  • Fit testing
    • positive/negative pressure
  • Fit check

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Lesson 2 (30 minutes)

  • Maintenance
  • Proper storage
  • Cartridges/gaskets
  • Types
    • half-face
    • full-face
  • Correct cartridges for toxin
  • Facial hair

Quiz 5 Questions (3 minutes)

Energy Efficiency: Air Sealing in New Home Construction

Lesson 1 (45 minutes)

  • Air Barriers
  • Detecting Air Leaks
  • Caulking Effectively
  • Weatherstripping Effectively
  • Vapor Barriers
  • Modern Ventilation Options

Quiz 3 Questions (1 minute)

Lesson 2 (15 minutes)

  • Case Study: DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Vadnais Heights, MN

Quiz 3 Questions (1 minute)

FINAL EXAM 10 Questions (5 minutes)

We are proud to present an online study course that will prepare you to take the Roofing exam for the State of Minnesota.  This course is designed specifically for the State of Minnesota and is continually reviewed and updated so you always have the most up-to-date information available.


You are required to pass the Business and Law exam regardless of which license you are seeking. The cost of the exam is $51 per session.

Once you purchase the course, you have immediate access and can come and go as you please. The course is not timed and can be taken from any computer or mobile device. All of our programs are builder-friendly, easy to use and come with a money back guarantee.

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Pass the State Exam on your first try or get your money back.

Beginning Jan. 2, 2013, the prelicensing exam will be administered by DLI. There are no prerequisite experience or educational requirements to take the residential building contractor, remodelers, or the Roofers exam. You can apply online or submit an application to CCLD (PDF) along with the required $51 exam application fee. The exam is offered at DLI’s offices in St. Paul as well as sites in Duluth, St. Cloud, Detroit Lakes, Granite Falls and Owatonna. View dates and locations.

After passing the exam you must apply to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.


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