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Construction Safety
Course: CON271

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Overview of safety methods and procedures for accident prevention and equipment used by construction workers to maximize field safety during various phases of a construction project, including requirements and regulations for construction safety set by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards along with biological aspects of construction safety.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Outline roles, responsibilities and authorities of construction project participants as related to safety and health. (I)
2. Practice the use of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards as related to safety at construction site. (I)
3. Identify hazards on construction site as defined by OSHA safety standards. (II)
4. Employ record-keeping methods in accordance with OSHA standards. (II)
5. Identify incident rates and relate to current hazard communication methods in work place. (II)
6. Describe methods of vehicle safety, electrical safety, tool safety, confined space safety, emergency response, & fire prevention. (III, IV, V, VI, VIII)
7. Identify and relate to personal safety, fall protection/focused inspection, lifting and ergonomics, material handling, and machine guarding. (VII, IX, X)
8. Explain personal liability issues as defined by OSHA. (XI)
9. Rank ethical and safety issues on a construction site as defined by OSHA. (XII, XIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
II. Hazard identification and communication, roles, responsibility and authority at job site
   A. Incident types and rates
   B. Methods of record keeping
   C. Hazard communication methods
   D. First aid
   E. Blood borne pathogens
   F. Protection and prevention
   G. Types of inspection
III. Construction vehicle safety
   A. Where regulation applies
   B. Company vehicle safety programs
   C. Vehicle inspections
   D. Safe driving
IV. Confined space entry
   A. Standard definitions
   B. Regulations
   C. Confined space hazards
   D. Rescue procedures
V. Electrical safety
   A. Regulations
   B. Qualifications to work with electricity
   C. Hazards of electricity
   D. Safe work practices for handling electricity
VI. Emergency response
   A. Regulations
   B. Emergency action plans
   C. Emergency response plans
   D. Emergency follow-up
VII. Various types of personal safety protection
   A. Eye protection
   B. Foot protection
   C. Hand protection
   D. Head protection
   E. Hearing protection
   F. Respiratory protection
VIII. Fire prevention
   A. Regulations
   B. Types of fire
   C. Housekeeping to prevent fire
   D. Fire checklist
   E. Handling various types of fire
   F. Fire prevention methods
IX. Lifting and ergonomics, fall protection/focused inspections
   A. Related definitions and regulation
   B. Planning ahead for work environment at construction site
   C. Contributing factors
   D. Hazard prevention, controls, and reporting
   E. Construction site inspections methods
   F. Equipment and machine inspections
   G. Material inspection
   H. Space inspection
   I. Personal inspection
   J. Frequency of inspections
   K. Periodic inspection
   L. Maintenance and proper clearance
   M. Safety operating procedures
   N. Characteristics of a qualified inspector
   O. Personal fall protection
X. Machine guarding and material handling
   A. Regulations for guarding and material handling
   B. Machine hazards and material hazards
   C. Space Requirements around equipments and guard requirements
   D. Personal protective equipment
XI. Personal liability, ethical and safety Issues
   A. Definitions
   B. Personal liability
   C. Ethical issues at construction site
   D. Safety issues
XII. Managing safety and health/competent persons
   A. Definitions
   B. Changing nature of safety regulation
   C. Manager`s responsibilities
   D. Definition of competent person
XIII. Construction safety issues
   A. Scaffolding
   B. Motorized vehicles
   C. Tools
   D. Hand and power cranes
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 1, 2018

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