Course Number and Title: CMT 224 OSHA Construction Industry Training
This course provides complete information on Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) compliance issues such as recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. The course also provides information regarding workers' rights and employer responsibilities.
Students who complete this course with a minimum attendance requirement, a minimum required score on the final exam, and the successful completion of module quizzes will receive an OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry course completion card.
- Explain the purpose and list the functions of OSHA. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- List the requirements of injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Identify and interpret health, safety, and welfare standards. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Describe types of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Outline the parameters for safely moving, handling, and storing materials. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Determine general guidelines for hand and power tool safety. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Summarize requirements for gas welding and cutting, arc welding and cutting, fire prevention, and ventilation and protection. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Identify OSHA Focus Four Hazards in construction: fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, and electrocution. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Determine general standards when operating around cranes and rigging and when operating motor vehicles. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Examine the hazards associated with working in or around excavation sites. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Compile the safety requirements necessary to protect workers around concrete and masonry construction. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Outline and describe the hazards and prevalence of confined spaces. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Recognize hazards related to scaffolding, ladders, and stairways. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 5)
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct as expected in industry. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 3, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Explain the purpose and list the functions of OSHA.
- Explain why OSHA is important to workers and workers’ rights.
- Discuss employer responsibilities under OSHA.
- Identify the use of OSHA standards.
- Describe how OSHA inspections are conducted.
- Recall helpful worker safety and health resources.
- List the requirements of injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting.
- Explain how to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 Log.
- Identify the types of operations under the recordkeeping rule, what types of injury and illness incidents must be recorded, and what information is to be included in each of the OSHA forms.
- Discuss the importance of recordkeeping to evaluate the safety of a workplace, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards.
- Identify and interpret health, safety, and welfare standards.
- Locate and interpret OSHA standards references applicable to specific hazardous conditions and practices.
- Identify the aspects of general safety and health provisions.
- List existing and predictable hazards that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees in the surroundings or working conditions.
- Discuss the aspects of OSHA’s hazard communication standard for the construction industry.
- Describe the proper safety measures for working with flammable liquids, gases, toxic materials, and other hazardous material.
- Identify the requirements of process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.
- Describe types of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace.
- Determine if hazards that necessitate the use of PPE are present or are likely to be present in the workplace.
- Describe specific requirements concerning selection and use of PPE per OSHA standards.
- Recall steps taken to assess potential hazards in the workplace and in workplace operating procedures.
- Identify appropriate PPE to protect employees from hazards that cannot be eliminated or controlled through engineering controls and work practices.
- Explain PPE deterioration and failure.
- Outline the parameters for safely moving, handling, and storing materials.
- List the precautions to be taken when moving materials manually and mechanically.
- Identify the safeguards to follow when stacking and storing materials.
- Recall safety measures when operating conveyors, cranes, slings, and powered industrial trucks.
- Name the safety requirements for design, modification, and designation.
- Describe ergonomics and its role in basic health and safety.
- Define the proper clearance for aisles and passageways.
- Describe the safety and health system management guidelines.
- Review the method for contacting OSHA about emergencies and complaints.
- Determine general guidelines for hand and power tool safety.
- Describe the correct steps for proper tool maintenance and handling.
- Identify personal protective equipment for using hand and power tools.
- List general guidelines for proper hand, electric, abrasive wheel, pneumatic, and hydraulic tool safety.
- Describe ergonomics in relation to tool use.
- Summarize requirements for gas welding and cutting, arc welding and cutting, fire prevention, and ventilation and protection.
- Discuss safe use, handling, and precautions to take when welding and cutting.
- List hazard identification and abatement methods.
- Explain fire prevention and safety measures in the workplace.
- Identify OSHA Focus Four Hazards in construction: fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, and electrocution in construction.
- Describe types of falls, caught-in or between, struck-by, and electrocution in construction.
- Explain methods of protection from fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, and electrocution in construction.
- Recall employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards.
- Determine general standards when operating around cranes and rigging and when operating motor vehicles.
- Describe specific hazards associated with crane use.
- Identify types of rigging equipment used to protect employees.
- Explain situational preparedness while transporting materials to the site.
- Classify the types of motor vehicles that operate on a jobsite.
- Examine the hazards associated with working in or around excavation sites.
- Discuss the difference between an excavation and a trench.
- Describe the dangers of trenching and excavation operation.
- Classify the kinds of excavations and trenches not covered by OSHA.
- Determine what safety factors should be considered when bidding on a job.
- Explain how to avoid hitting underground utility lines and pipes during excavation work.
- Identify appropriate protective system design, and explain the procedure for safely installing and removing protective systems.
- Classify excavation hazards, including atmospheric hazards, and list methods of protection.
- Describe the required means of access and egress required in excavation areas.
- Define the types of required protective equipment necessary in pier holes and confined excavations.
- Compile the safety requirements necessary to protect workers around concrete and masonry construction.
- Outline the general requirements for OSHA’s concrete and masonry standard.
- Describe construction loads, reinforcing steel, post-tension operations, concrete buckets, working under loads, reinforcing steel, precast concrete, and lift slab operations.
- Explain the general requirements for formwork.
- Outline and describe the hazards and prevalence of confined spaces.
- Define confined space.
- List the hazards of working in a confined space, and explain how they are controlled.
- Explain what should be done when preparing to enter the confined space.
- Determine how air quality is maintained in a confined space.
- Recognize hazards related to scaffolding, ladders, and stairways.
- Explain the process to protect workers who perform jobs on or around stairways or ladders at worksites.
- Recognize hazards related to ladders and stairways, and use proper procedures to minimize these hazards.
- Identify the nature of fall hazards in the work area.
- Explain the proper construction, use, placement, and care in handling of all stairways, ladders, and scaffolding.
- Identify the maximum intended load-carrying capacities of ladders used.
- List guidelines for fall protection, proper erection, use and alteration, maintenance and storage, and dismantling.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct as expected in industry.
- Identify the need for self-discipline and time management in technical industries.
- Communicate and function effectively as a member of a team.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Homework Assignments (summative)
Tool Box Talks (formative)
Construction Audit (summative)
Course Project/ Presentation (summative)
Final Exam (summative)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Estimate material quantities for technical projects.
- Interpret and compile construction drawings and project manual.
- Employ project management skills as they relate to constructions projects.
- Use productivity software to develop a project record.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, professional development and continuous improvement.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.