Specific Construction Hazards

This course examines safety programs, training and competencies for specific construction hazards, such as excavation and trenching, heavy equipment operation, fall protection, fire prevention and protection, emergency management, fleet safety, hazardous energy control, cranes and rigging, mechanical and structural strength of materials, welding/hot work and industrial hygiene monitoring of work tasks with a high risk of exposure. Responding to unanticipated hazards due to changes in project timelines, sequence of events, and the fast pace of some construction projects will be discussed. Risk management and hazard control processes related to fall, struck by, caught in/between, and electrical injuries are integrated into the discussion. Prerequisite: None. (3)

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