SAFE 543 Construction Safety Week One Chat Session • Review of Syllabus • Review of Case Study • Format for Preplanning Guide • Chat Session Guidelines SAFE 543 Construction Safety Review of Syllabus Description • This course is designed to provide an in-depth coverage of hazard recognition, evaluation, and control principles for the variety of phases of construction. Extensive coverage of federal standards is given, together with the means by which a construction safety program can be developed and administered. Course Objective • Identify specific hazards associated with the following phases of construction: site preparation, concrete foundations, steel erection, mechanical and electrical systems, and finishing work. • Evaluate specific hazards associated with the following phases of construction: site preparation, concrete foundations, steel erection, mechanical and electrical systems, and finishing work. • Develop control strategies to eliminate or reduce the risk associated with the specific hazards associated with the following phases of construction: site preparation, concrete foundations, steel erection, mechanical and electrical systems, and finishing work. • Demonstrate competency in using the Federal Standards 29 CFR to identify specific violations. • Explain how Incident Rates and the Workers Compensation Experience Modification Rate can be used to qualify contractors. • List the minimum requirements for a contractors' Corporate Safety Program. SAFE 543 Construction Safety Review of Syllabus Textbooks • • Hill, Daryl, C. Construction Safety Management and Engineering. American Society of Safety Engineers, Des Plaines, IL, 2004. Code of Federal Regulations 29, Part 1926 Construction Standards. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. Current edition. OR the student must access and use 29 CFR standards online at the OSHA website. SAFE 543 Construction Safety Review of Syllabus Course Organization - The six modules of SAFE 543 Construction Safety have the following components: – One real-world case study with four focusing on pre-planning – Notes and links to other sites to give you information necessary to complete objectives, assignments and case studies – Weekly readings from the text to supplement the course content – Weekly “Live Classrooms” to review material and discuss questions/issues – Assignments embedded within the notes to apply course content SAFE 543 Construction Safety Review of Case Studies • An overview of the case study and the construction job is found as a link on the course content home page. • Additional information on each module case study is found as a hyperlink within all modules after the module objectives. This introduction provides you an overview of the construction project which will be needed when completing each module’s case study. • Be sure to follow the Preplanning Report Format for the case studies for Modules 2-6. SAFE 543 Construction Safety Preplanning Report Format I. Introduction: In this section of the report, the student should briefly describe the phase of construction for which the report was prepared, the purpose of the report and identify the scope of activities covered within this specific report. II. Background Information and Possible Subcontractors Involved: Here the student should list what kind of subcontractors may be performing the work during this phase of construction. III. Identify/Evaluate/Control Hazards: In this section, the student should focus on the frequency and severity of the actual/potential hazards (risk assessment) and how this hazard will be evaluated, i.e. standards used to evaluate. The activities and hazards must be prioritized in descending order, i.e. number 1 listed as the activity that presents the greatest risk. NOTE: Do not discuss all the possible hazards but focus on the two MAJOR hazards for this particular phase of the job and for this specific site. 1.Construction Phase - Activity (i.e. Site Preparation - Excavation) A. Actual/Potential Hazard: Identify the hazard B. Evaluation: Here the student should list the number of employees potentially exposed, describe the hazards' potential effects and discuss how this hazard will be evaluated (identify standards where appropriate). C. Controls: The student should list the controls that they would recommend for this hazard. The controls must consider all three areas: • Engineering controls • Administrative controls (Programs/Policies/Training) • PPE SAFE 543 Construction Safety Example of Section Three Construction Phase – Activity: Finishing Work Actual/Potential Hazard: Severe Injury/Fatality Resulting from Improper Use and Handling of Power Tools. Evaluation: It is anticipated that workers will be using a variety of power tools to complete the finishing work for the site. Examples of work that will performed include installation of HVAC systems, electrical, drywall, etc. Examples of power tools include sanders, grinders, drills, etc. Controls: Employers will be expected to comply with the 1926 standards for power tools. Controls shall include selection of power tools that meet OSHA standards, inspections….. Resources: – OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.21(b)(2) Safety Training and Education – OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.300 Tools – Hand and Power – General Requirements – OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.302 Power Operated Hand Tools – OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.303 Abrasive Wheels and Tools – OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.304 Woodworking Tools – OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection SAFE 543 Construction Safety Live Classroom • The first part of the Live Classroom will be an opportunity for me to review some of the major concepts covered in this weeks class. I will use PowerPoint slides to address most of this information. • Following this overview, there will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions regarding the Module content, assignments or case study. • At the end of each Live Classroom, archives will be posted. SAFE 543 Construction Safety Assignments • Please upload all assignments through D2L. • I will only grade one assignment submission. Do not send one through D2L, a different one through email, etc. The first one I come across will be the one I grade. • Make sure your NAME is on the word document for assignments and case studies. • I will be using the D2L email to respond to individual students. SAFE 543 Construction Safety Assignments • Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a “zero” grade for the assignment or case study. Every semester I make changes so you can not take the work from previous students. I will also be using “Turnitin” software to evaluate plagiarism. Make sure when you use material from any source that it is referenced and cited in the text!