IACET Continuing Education Units: 3.0 CEU(s)
- Explain the importance of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in providing a safe and healthful workplace to workers covered by OSHA.
- Recognize how management plays a role to create a healthy and safe work environment through safety and health programs, worksite analysis to identify potential hazards on site, and levels of controls used to control exposure to hazardous materials and situations.
- Identify the struck-by and caught-in or caught-between hazards associated with serious construction-related injuries.
- Recognize the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to use based on a workplace evaluation and the types of hazards present.
- Identify the appropriate hearing protection for your workplace based on the hazards of excessive noise, the types of noise, the results of a noise-monitoring program, and the OSHA rules for hearing protection.
- Identify the appropriate respiratory protection for your workplace based on the types of airborne contaminants, the functions of different respirators, and the OSHA rules for respiratory protection.
- Identify hazards posed by lead and crystalline silica in construction and how to control and avoid them.
- Recognize the hazards of asbestos and identify ways to stay safe as you work in and around asbestos, including monitoring, communication, training, medical surveillance, PPE, and engineering controls.
- List the components of a Written Hazard Communication Program, including its purpose, the risks posed by chemicals in the workplace, and the importance of the MSDS and hazard warning labels.
- Identify safe work practices for electricity, including recognizing electrical terms, basic electrical safety principles, and electrical safety regulations.
- Recognize the safety hazards associated with non-powered hand tools and identify hazards related to powered hand tools.
- Recognize types of fall hazards and how to prevent falls in your work environment by using appropriate fall protection.
- Recognize ladder hazards, types of ladder-related injuries, and how to select, inspect, and maintain ladders.
- Identify the dangers involved in excavations and the safe work practices for employees working in or near trenches and excavations.
- Recognize the types of scaffolds and how to safely use them.
- Identify the safety requirements for working with or near cranes, including how to avoid accidents and how to recognize hazards.
- Recognize the safe work practices for working with or near heavy equipment.
- Recognize safe operating procedures for forklifts, workplace hazards, and how to handle special types of forklifts.
- Identify how to properly use, maintain, store, and dispose of materials
- Identify a confined space, its hazards, the OSHA requirements for confined spaces, and the duties and responsibilities of confined space workers.
- Identify methods of fire prevention and describe OSHA requirements for fire protection
- Outline the general safety requirements for welding and cutting and list the safety precautions.
- Identify the OSHA safety requirements for construction operations involving concrete and masonry.
- Recognize the OSHA safety requirements for steel erection activities.
- Recognize the role ergonomics plays in helping construction workers avoid work-related MSDs and identify how to avoid on-the-job injury when performing different types of activities.
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