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BCT 107 - Basic Safety, Hand & Power Tools, Blueprint Reading

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to federal safety standards, tools, and blueprint reading in the construction industry. Includes employer responsibility-employee right to know, personal protective equipment, material handling, hand and power tools, electrical hazards, hazards communication standards, fire safety, scaffolds, and fall protection. Also includes basic concepts in blueprint reading terminology, components, lines, locations, dimensions, production techniques, parts, and locations.

Information: Equivalent to BCT 111 , BCT 113 , and BCT 114 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe, identify, and explain industry standard safety practices and procedures.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of select hand tools.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of select power tools.
  4. Identify, list, describe, and relate basic blueprint terms, symbols, line types and abbreviations.

Outline:
  1. Employer Responsibility-Employee Right to Know
    1. Unsafe conditions
    2. Regulations
    3. Hazards
    4. Exposure
    5. Accident prevention
  2. Personal Protective Equipment
    1. Eye protection
    2. Hand protection
    3. Foot protection
    4. Head protection
    5. Clothing
    6. Skin protection
    7. Breathing-respiratory
    8. Fall protection
    9. Hearing protection
  3. Material Handling
    1. Signaling
    2. Barricades
    3. Storage
    4. Housekeeping
    5. Rigging
    6. Hazardous materials
  4. Hand and Power Tools
    1. Hand tools
      1. Wrenches
      2. Saws
      3. Pliers
      4. Screw drivers
      5. Hammers
      6. Files
      7. Knives
    2. Power tools
      1. Electric power tools
      2. Pneumatic power tools
      3. Fuel powered tools
      4. Hydraulic power tools
      5. Powder-actuated tools
      6. Abrasive tools
      7. Woodworking tools
  5. Electrical Hazards
    1. Lock-out/tag-out
    2. Static and dynamic electricity
    3. Current and conducting
    4. Circuits
    5. Training
    6. Amperes
    7. Volts
    8. Resistance
    9. Electric shock
  6. Hazards Communication Standards (HAZCOM)
    1. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    2. Worker responsibilities under HAZCOM
  7. Fire Safety
    1. Fire prevention guidelines
    2. How fires start
    3. Fire prevention
      1. Flammable and combustible liquids
      2. Flammable gasses
      3. Ordinary combustibles
      4. Other
    4. Fire fighting
      1. Classes of fires
      2. Other
  8. Scaffolds
    1. Erectors and dismantlers
    2. Capacity
    3. Scaffold platform construction
    4. Criteria for supported scaffolds
    5. Suspension scaffolds
    6. Access
    7. Fall protection (belts, lanyards, guard rails, toe boards)
    8. Cross bracing
    9. Midrails
  9. Fall Protection
    1. Training requirements
    2. Controlled access zones
    3. Safety monitoring systems
    4. Guidelines for fall arrest systems
    5. Guardrail/covers
    6. Connecting activity
    7. Positioning device systems
    8. Deceleration device
    9. Fall protection plan
    10. Protection from falling objects
    11. Safety net
  10. Cranes
    1. Operator error
    2. Site conditions
    3. Mechanical failure
    4. Structural failure
    5. Rigging failure
    6. Crane signal/radio communication failure
    7. Derricks
    8. Hand signals
    9. Wire rope
    10. Platform
    11. Transit
    12. Overhead hazards
  11. Stairways and ladders
    1. Risers
    2. Platform/landing
    3. Stair rails and handrails
    4. Midrails
    5. Ladder loads
    6. Rungs
    7. Cleats
    8. Spreaders
    9. Cages for fixed ladder
    10. Training requirements
    11. Ansi guidelines
  12. Trade Terms
    1. Hand tools
      1. Alloy
      2. Beveled
      3. Dropped-forged
      4. Kerf
      5. Plumb
      6. Other
    2. Power tools
      1. Ground fault protection
      2. Electric
      3. Hydraulic
      4. Pneumatic
      5. Powder (explosive)
      6. Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
      7. Tempered
      8. Other
  13. Hand Tool Use
    1. Selection
      1. Hammers
        1. Claw
        2. Ball peen
      2. Screwdrivers
        1. Slotted 
        2. Phillips
      3. Sledgehammers
        1. Double face
        2. Cross peen
      4. Ripping bars and nail pullers
      5. Wrenches
        1. Adjustable
        2. Nonadjustable
      6. Pliers and wire cutters
        1. Slip-joint
        2. Long-nose
        3. Lineman
      7. Levels
      8. Squares
        1. Framing
        2. Combination
      9. Rulers and measuring tapes
      10. Vises and clamps
        1. Bench vise
        2. C-clamp
      11. Saws
        1. Crosscut
        2. Rip
      12. Files, chisels and punches
      13. Plumb bob
      14. Sockets and ratchets
    2. Safe use
    3. Maintenance
  14. Power Tool Use
    1. Selection
      1. Drills
        1. Electric
        2. Cordless
        3. Hammer
        4. Electro-magnetic
        5. Pneumatic
      2. Saws
        1. Circular
        2. Saber
        3. Reciprocating
        4. Band
        5. Jig
      3. Grinders and sanders
        1. Angle
        2. End
        3. Bench
      4. Miscellaneous
        1. Jackhammer
        2. Porta-power
        3. Powder actuated
    2. Safe use
    3. Maintenance
  15. Terms and Symbols
    1. Working drawings
    2. Site plan
    3. Plan views
    4. Elevation drawings
    5. Sectional drawings
    6. Detail drawings
    7. Auxiliary drawings
    8. Other
  16. Components
    1. Title block
    2. Design drawing area
    3. Legend
    4. Revision block
    5. Scale
  17. Measuring Tools
    1. Engineer’s scale
    2. Architect’s scale
    3. Metric scale
    4. Applications
  18. Line Types and Symbols
    1. Line types
      1. Property
      2. Boundary
      3. Main object
      4. Hidden
      5. Center
      6. Dimension and extension
      7. Break
      8. Reference
      9. Leader
      10. Other
    2. Symbols
      1. Building material
      2. Electrical
      3. Piping
      4. Door and window
  19. Abbreviations
    1. AGGR (aggregate)
    2. BM (bench mark)
    3. ELEV (elevation)
    4. MECH (mechanical)
    5. PWR (power)
    6. STR (structural)
    7. WDW (window)
    8. Other
  20. Grid Lines, Plan Locations, and Dimensions
    1. Grid lines
    2. Plan locations
    3. Dimensions
      1. Floor plans
      2. Elevations
      3. Sections and details
  21. Production Techniques
    1. Computer Aided Design (CAD)
    2. Care
    3. Procedures
  22. Blueprint Reading Parts and Locations
    1. Site plan
    2. Floor plan
    3. Elevation drawing
    4. Sectional drawing
    5. Detail drawing
    6. Electrical drawing
    7. HVAC plan
    8. Plumbing plan
    9. Door and window schedule


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20



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