Basic Safety (Construction Site Safety Orientation) – Module ID 00101

Basic Safety (Construction Site Safety Orientation) – Module ID 00101


Basic Safety (Module 00101), explains the importance of safety in the construction and industrial crafts. Trainees will learn how to identify and follow safe work practices and procedures and how to properly inspect and use safety equipment. Trainees will be able to describe the safety practices associated with elevated work; energy release; and various hazards encountered on job sites. NOTE: The successful completion of this module will award a Construction Site Safety Orientation credential.

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Learning Objective 1 – Explain the benefits of safety, the cost of workplace incidents, and ways to reduce related hazards.

  • Describe the types of workplace incidents along with physical and monetary impacts.
  • Summarize the causes and consequences of common incidents.
  • Explain how to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace hazards.

Learning Objective 2 – Describe common fall hazards and methods to prevent them.

  • Summarize the most common types of construction fall hazards.
  • Describe components of effective fall arrest systems and how they prevent or halt falls.
  • Explain how to use ladders and stairs safely.
  • Identify key steps to ensuring scaffolds are assembled and used safely.

Learning Objective 3 – Recognize and avoid struck-by and caught-in- between hazards.

  • Describe struck-by hazards and how to avoid them.
  • Describe common caught-in/caught-between hazards and steps that can prevent them.

Learning Objective 4 – Identify common electrical hazards and how to avoid them.

  • Summarize basic job-site electrical safety guidelines.
  • Explain the importance of disabling equipment as well as basic lockout/tagout procedures.

Learning Objective 5 – Associate personal protective equipment (PPE) with the hazards they reduce or eliminate.

  • Explain how PPE is used to protect craftworkers from different types of injuries.
  • Explain how respirators protect craftworkers from respiratory dangers.

Learning Objective 6 – Describe safety practices used with other common job-site hazards.

  • List other types of hazards craftworkers may encounter.
  • Describe common environmental hazards and how craftworkers should respond to them.
  • Summarize hazards associated with hot work.
  • Identify fire hazards and describe basic fire fighting procedures.
  • Name different types of confined spaces and how to avoid related hazards.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 – (Learning Objective 2) Properly set up and climb/descend an extension ladder, demonstrating proper three-point contact.

Performance Task 2 – (Learning Objectives 2 and 5) Inspect the following PPE items and determine if they are safe to use:

  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Hard hat • Gloves
  • Fall arrest harnesses
  • Lanyards
  • Connecting devices
  • Approved footwear

Performance Task 3 – (Learning Objectives 2 and 5) Properly don, fit, and remove the following PPE items:

  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Hard hat • Gloves
  • Fall arrest harness

Performance Task 4 – (Learning Objective 4) Inspect a typical power cord and GFCI to ensure their serviceability.

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