Concrete craftworkers must be aware of job site hazards and ways to manage them. The profession requires workers to use potentially hazardous tools and to work in areas where accidents can result from momentary carelessness. Creating and maintaining a safety culture on the job site is an ongoing process that begins with dedicated company leadership, sound safety policies, and committed craftworkers. Everyone in a construction-related organization must accept personal responsibility for safety and embrace a safety culture. Making safety the first priority on the job site is crucial to the health and welfare of every worker that walks through the gate, and their families as well.
Learning Objective 1 Successful completion of this module prepares trainees to: Identify and describe the basic concepts of construction site safety.
- Explain the importance of safety and a workplace culture that supports it.
- Understand the role of OSHA and your rights and responsibilities as an employee in the construction industry.
- Identify the most common OSHA-issued citations and the four types of accidents most likely to cause fatalities in the construction environment.
Learning Objective 2 Successful completion of this module prepares trainees to: Identify and describe safety considerations directly related to concrete operations.
- Identify general clothing and the personal protective equipment (PPE) commonly required for concrete operations.
- Describe the hazards associated with silica dust and how to manage them.
- Identify and describe hazards related to mixing and transporting concrete.
- Identify and describe hazards related to formwork and concrete placement.
- Identify and describe hazards related to finishing and curing concrete.
This is a knowledge-based module. There are no Performance Tasks.