Minnesota Construction Safety, Including Fall Protection
This is the fastest and most convenient method of completing your Minnesota builders and remodelers continued education.
How much continuing education do I need?
You must complete 7 hours of continuing education each year, for a total of 14 hours for every two-year licensing cycle. You must have at least two hours of Energy Code included in the 14 hours. Half of the builders must renew each year by March 31st.
|Minnesota Construction Safety, Including Fall Protection
Approved by the State of Minnesota and fulfills 7 hours of continued education toward the Minnesota Builders license, Remodelers license or Manufactured Home Installer license.
This seven hour course is a review of the safety codes required for residential construction. At the end of this course, you will understand the basic component of a Construction Safety Program, recognize construction jobsite hazards and learn how to prevent them, and learn the safety responsibilities of both the employer and the employee.
You have access to this course for one year, although we will extend that time if needed.
Chapter 1- Introduction
Objectives: 1) Describe the differences between Minnesota and federal OSHA regulations and standards 2) Distinguish between employer and employee rights and responsibilities.
Chapter 2- Personal Protective Equipment
Objectives: 1) Describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries 2) Name the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) most often used to protect workers.
Chapter 3- Falls in Construction
Objectives: 1)Describe methods of fall protection available to workers. 2) Explain the main criteria that prompts the use of fall protection for construction workers.
Chapter 4- Stairways and Ladders
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.
Chapter 5- Scaffolds
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.
Chapter 6- Excavations
Objectives: 1) State the greatest risk that is present at an excavation. 2) Describe the three primary methods for protecting employees form 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.
Chapter 7- Egress/Fire Protection
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.
Chapter 8- Hazard Communication
Objectives: 1) Identify employer responsibilities towards reducing workplace hazards. 2) Be familiar with the information provided in Material Safety Data Sheets.
Chapter 9- Tool Safety
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.
Chapter 10- Materials Handling
Objectives: 1) Identify, avoid, and control hazardous materials through proper handling, storage, use and disposal.
Final Assessment–30 Multiple choice questions (our program will not allow you to fail.)