- Construction Safety Standards 8 hour | Oregon Approval #SRA0007
- Weatherization and Renewable Energy 5 hour | Oregon Approval #SRA0005
- Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Construction Safety Standards Syllabus
This eight 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 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 (30 minutes)
*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
E. OSHA Resources
Chapter 2- Personal Protective Equipment (30 minutes)
*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 (60 minutes)
*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
H. OSHA’s Fall Protection Policies for Residential Construction Video
Chapter 4- Stairways and Ladders (30 minutes)
*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.
B. Ladder Safety
C. Assembly & Use
Chapter 5- Scaffolds (30 minutes)
*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.
B. Fall Protection
C. Safe Scaffold Construction
D. Types of Scaffolds
F. Assembly & Use
Chapter 6- Excavations (30 minutes)
*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.
C. Safe Working Conditions
D. Protective System Design
F. Soils & Testing
Chapter 7- Electrical Safety (45 minutes)
*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.
D. Power Tools
E. Best Practices
F. Employer Responsibilities
Chapter 8- Egress/Fire Protection (30 minutes)
*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
C. Fire Prevention
D. Equipment & Training
Chapter 9- Hazard Communication (30 minutes)
*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
C. Material Safety Data Sheets
Chapter 10- Tool Safety (30 minutes)
*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.
B. Safety Rules/Precautions
C. Abrasive Wheels
D. Radial Saws
E. Pneumatic Tools
F. Powder Actuated Tools
G. Employer Responsibility
Chapter 11- Materials Handling (45 minutes)
*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 jobsite.
B. Manual Material Handling
C. Mechanical Handling (Cranes)
F. Stacking and Storing
Review (15 minutes)
Weatherization and Renewable Energy
Building homes that are well protected from the weather should be a priority for any building professional. The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship, but often the problem is found in the design of a home. This five hour course will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope.
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. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Identify the components of the building as a system, its performance requirements, and how these features must be integrated to prevent building envelope failure.
- Describe how a properly constructed building envelope will keep out weather related moisture and stop uncontrolled movement of energy due to loss of conditioned air.
- Identify innovative design considerations incorporating energy efficient resources and components.
- Evaluate the structural considerations when installing/mounting these new systems.
*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand cause and effect of weatherization problems within the construction industry. 2) Understand contractor responsibilities, what to avoid and what to embrace. 3) Recognize the cause of most below-grade moisture issues and the remedies that should be taken.
Why is There a Problem?
2. Primary Warranty and Insurance Claims
5. Contractor Responsibilities
6. Insurance Availability and Affordability
The Building Envelope System
1. Building Envelope System
2. Performance Objectives
3. Physical Components
4. Sources of Moisture Intrusion
5. Results of Failure
1. Thermal and Moisture Protection
4. Crawl spaces
5. Damp proofing and Waterproofing
6. Girders and Beams
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the causes of high humidity in homes and how housewraps and flashings work. 2) Describe some of the steps and terminology for installing flashings and code minimums. 3) Know how to prepare window and door openings for proper installation.
1. Wall Framing
2. Vapor Diffusion Problems
4. House Wrap and Underlayment
5. Window and Door Openings
6. Flashing and Caulking
2. Moisture Penetration
3. Roof Valleys
4. Shingles and Shakes
5. Roof Sheathing
Window and Door Installation
1. Windows, Doors and Skylights
2. Proper Flashing
3. Door and Window Installation
*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the purpose of ventilation and ventilation requirements. 2) Understand how a capillary break works with other components to prevent moisture intrusion. 3) Be aware of consumer remedies and contractor responsibilities.
Ventilation System Installation and Requirements
2. Attic Ventilation
3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Building Envelope Best Practices
1. Moisture Retarding Construction
2. Capillary Breaks
3. House Wrap Installation
4. Window and Door Installation
5. Siding Installation
6. Roofing Best Practices
1. Common Mistakes
2. Preventative Measures
5. Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Solar Energy Use I
*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the difference between “passive” and “active” solar energy use. 2) Know what PV stands for, and how PV solar energy collection varies from traditional solar heat collection. 3) Gain an awareness of the benefits of solar energy: for residential and commercial use as well as how solar energy benefits the environment.
1. Solar Energy: Passive/Active
2. Solar Photo Voltaic
3. Industry Acronyms and Terms
4. Residential and Small Business Solar Use
5. Rebates and Incentives
Solar Energy Use II
*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand some small business or home owner advantages. 2) Realize there is a price to pay for clean, green energy. 3) Recognize pros and cons when considering solar.
1. Small Business Systems
2. Residential Use
3. Solar Pros and Cons
4. Structural Considerations
5. Installation and Mounting Considerations
Solar Energy Use III
*Learning Objectives: 1) Be aware of the history of man harnessing the sun’s energy. 2) Know the amount of solar energy versus conventional fuel produced energy in the United States. 3) Learn some new terms and gain an appreciation for what “green energy” really means.
1. Solar Harvesting
2. Solar Power Plants
3. Industry Acronyms and Terms
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.
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