OSHA 30 Hour construction industry course – IASP, USA

Every construction worker should have standard and high-quality workplace safety training. OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Safety Training is for professionals in the construction industry. This course educates the learners about OSHA standards especially focused on the identification, avoidance, and prevention of potential hazards in the workplace.

IASP (International Association of Safety Professionals) is a non-profit membership organization that offers training, consultative services, and third-party certifications that validate knowledge, skills, and abilities in workplace safety.

Mandatory – 15 hours

Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours

  • Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides a sample weekly fatality and catastrophe report, a material data safety sheet, and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300)
  • Materials include an Instructor Guide, PowerPoint slides, student handouts, and participatory activities

Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours

  • May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention, and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication

OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 hours

Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other focus four hazards must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each. A trainer may spend up to 10 hours on this topic.

  • Falls (minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
  • Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
  • Focus Four Hazards Training Requirements

All lessons for the Focus Four Hazards are required to use the following terminal (TO) and enabling (EO) objectives:

  • TO: Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction

Specifically, for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:

  • EO 1: Identify major hazards
  • EO 2: Describe types of hazards
  • EO 3: Protect him/herself from these hazards
  • EO 4: Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards
  • Because these objectives are the expected student outcomes, trainers
  • May not vary from these objectives when planning the training session and
  • Must follow the participatory training model by applying effective training techniques
  • Must make sure the objectives are measured by testing the student’s achievement

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours

Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours

  • May teach noise, hazard communication, and crystalline silica or any other construction health hazard

Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour

Elective – 12 hours

Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 of the following topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

  • Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavations
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal
  • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolds
  • Steel Erection
  • Tools – Hand and Power
  • Welding and Cutting

Optional – 3 hours

  • Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour

Assessment and Certification

After completing 30 hours of mandatory training, learners will be assessed through Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in which a minimum of 70% is considered as a “pass” mark and they shall be provided with a certificate. Those who fail to meet the required criteria should undergo the assessment again.

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Learning Modes

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Virtual / Online Live Learning
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