- Staying Alive: Construction Safety 8 hour | Oregon Approval #SRA1842
- Weatherization and Renewable Energy 5 hour | Oregon Approval #SRA0005
- Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Staying Alive: Construction Safety
This video training course outlines the most important work-related hazards found on a construction site. Instructor Steve St. Laurent provides years of experience in the safety field, sharing his knowledge in a fun and entertaining way. This course explores typical hazards found on the site, the reasons behind careless behavior, and the ramifications of poor training and lack of safety programs. The goal is to provide “safety nuggets” that will inspire viewers to practice safety first, in a way that will prevent injuries at work and at home.
- Top Five Hazards in Residential Construction
- The Traps We Choose
- Three Reasons We Commit Unsafe Acts
- Background of OSHA
- Initiative Enforcement
- General Duty Clause
Personal Protective Equipment
- Employer Responsibilities
- Head Protection
- Face and Eye Protection
- Hearing Protection
- Tool Guarding
- Foot Protection
- Hand Protection
- Body Protection
- Hierarchy of Controls
10 Best Practices
- Tool-Box Talks
- Mind Set
- Typcial Fall Protection Systems
- Safety Nets
- Floor Holes
- Wall Openings Stairs, Ramps, Runways, and Walkways
- Personal Fall Arrest Systems
- Steve’s 8 Rules
- Step Ladders
- Working on Ladders
- Power Lines
- Damaged Ladders
- Overhead Power Lines
- Lock Out/Tag Out
- How Does Electricity Hurt You?
- Common Unsafe Conditions
- Competent Person
- Types of Scaffolds
- HazCom Program
- Global Harmonization System
- Signal Words
- Secondary Containers
- Hand Tool Hazards
- Power Tool Hazards
- Electric Cords
- Pneumatic Tools
- Liquid Fuel Tools
- Powder Actuated Tools
- Potential Hazards
- Safety Measures
- Powered Industrial Truck Safety
- Training and Education
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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