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BCT 111 - Basic Safety for the Building Trades

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Introduction to federal safety training standards. Includes employer responsibility-employee right to know, personal protective equipment, material handling, hand and power tools, electrical hazards, hazards communication standards, fire safety, scaffolds, fall protection, cranes, and stairways and ladders.

Information: Successful completion of this course qualifies the student for the 10 hour safety training card.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the employer’s responsibility/employee right to know safety policies.
  2. Describe personal protective equipment needed for eye, hand, foot, head, skin, hearing, and fall protection.
  3. Describe material handling and hazardous material procedures.
  4. Describe safe and proper use of hand and power tools.
  5. Describe electrical hazard procedures such as lock-out/tag-out.
  6. Explain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazards Communication Standard.
  7. Describe fire prevention in dealing with various specific flammable materials and fire safety guidelines.
  8. Describe the proper use of scaffolding.
  9. Describe fall protection training requirements, systems, and equipment.
  10. Describe operator hand signals, safety procedures and crane equipment failures.
  11. Describe the training requirements, ANSI guidelines, and the safe and proper use of stairways and ladders.

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


Effective Term:
Spring 2013



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