Construction Safety

Essentials for Owners, Construction Managers, Architects & Engineers

Construction in the United States involves 5 to 6 percent of the workforce and accounts for approximately 80% of all work-related death. It is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Construction safety is an important and shared responsibility of all participants in the construction process.

The course is intended to help construction professionals learn how to identify the most common and frequent sources of construction safety violations and the proper actions required to correct them. The course examines the key requirements of a successful safety program, critical OSHA requirement, enforcement guidelines and the extent of liability for construction safety violations.


Course Topics Include:

  • Overview of OSHA requirements
  • Basic requirements of a construction safety program
  • CM & contractor's safety responsibilities
  • Owner & owner's representatives safety responsibilities
  • Site planning & management
  • Safety field inspections & training requirements
  • Contractual safety clauses and their impact
  • Dealing with hazardous materials and chemicals
  • Inspections, citations, and penalties
  • OSHA recording & reporting of violations
  • Construction focused inspections initiative
  • Most frequently cited OSHA construction standards
  • Common electrical safety violations
  • Common scaffolding safety violations
  • Hand & power tool safety requirements
  • Fall protection /excavations & trenching
  • Steel erections, stairways and ladders
  • Construction health hazards