OSHA 30-HOUR IN CONSTRUCTION
SAFETY & HEALTH
Why is OSHA 30-Hour training necessary? In accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health act of 1970, employers are responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.
This training program is a comprehensive review of OSHA procedures, policies, and standards. This course will give students a strong understanding of construction safety and health principles as well as place an emphasis on the most hazardous areas using OSHA standards and regulations as a guideline.
Students will learn to locate and identify OSHA standards in 29 CFR, identify causes of accidents and fatalities in hazardous areas within the worksite while providing abatement technique suggestions for these hazards, and learn to understand most construction processes, materials, and equipment.
NYC DOB REQUIREMENT:
OSHA 30-HOUR TRAINING
Local Law 196 introduced new regulations for demolition and construction workers employed in the 5 boroughs of New York City that will require them to have a specific amount of training. Workers are now required to have a minimum of 30 Hours of training and supervisors will be required to have a minimum of 62 hours of training by December 1st, 2019. In addition to the required amount of training individuals will also need to acquire the appropriate Site Safety Training (SST) card to prove they have completed the necessary training.
As of September 1st, 2020 Workers will need a total of 40 hours of training which must include the 8-Hour fall Prevention course and the 2-Hour drug and alcohol Awareness course. Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for both of those classes.
CEUs (CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS)
To earn a certificate of completion and a permanent card, student must do the following:
100% attendance for the OSHA 30 course: 30 hours of instruction
Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
Active participation in all class exercises
Completion of required quiz assessment
Achievement of minimum passing score (70%) on required end-of-course examination
PREREQUISITE: Participants need to be able to communicate with the instructor in the language the course is held in.
Recognize worker rights and an employer’s responsibility to the employee under OSHA
Identify how to select the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-saving equipment
Discuss risks they may be associated with improper use of scaffolding equipment
Define different control methods for controlling the four main health hazards that construction workers may be exposed to
Explain the principles for at least three protective systems that are used while working in and around excavations
Explain the differences between the 5 classes of fires and discuss the solutions for extinguishing them
***Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion and a permanent card within two to three weeks.
OSHA 30-Hour in Construction Safety & Health Class Mandatory Topics:
Introduction to OSHA – 45 minutes
This section will review worker rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Some additional areas which will be covered during the introduction to OSHA are material safety data sheets, OSHA form 300, and fatality and injury statistics.
Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours
Managing safety and health will include information on illness prevention programs, accident prevention programs, inspections performed on jobsites, analysis of jobsites, how to prevent and avoid hazardous situations, and pre-task safety meetings among other things.
OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 4 hours
OSHA has linked the majority of fatalities in the construction industry to one of the 4 types of hazards listed below (Focus Four Hazards). These 4 hazards are the leading cause of fatalities on construction sites with falls being the most common.
Falls (minimum one hour and 15 minutes)
Struck-By (e.g., falling objects, trucks, cranes)
Caught-In or Between (e.g., trench hazards, equipment)
Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – 2 hours
A review of personal protective equipment and proper work practices while using PPE.
Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours
Review some of the common health hazards in construction including but not limited to respirable crystalline silica and noise hazards.
Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour
Will cover general requirements that must be followed when work is performed using stairways and ladders.
Electives (12 Hours)
The instructor is required to teach at least 6 of the following topics listed below:
Concrete and Masonry Construction
Confined Space Entry
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
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
Tools – Hand and Power
Welding and Cutting
A plethora of methods will be used, such as auditory, visual and kinesthetic methods to ensure learning. This includes the program’s PowerPoint, related lectures, testing/quizzing, hands-on activities, and classroom discussions.
OSHA 30-HOUR IN
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY & HEALTH COURSE
Location: 535 Broadhollow Road, STE B10, Melville, NY 11747
COURSE COMPLETION CARD