Cal-OSHA 30-Hour Construction Certification

This course provides comprehensive four-day training designed to give a thorough understanding of the most important occupational safety and health compliance issues in the construction industry.  It provides an increased knowledge of the standards and regulations and offers insight into the more complicated and often confusing elements of the Cal-OSHA standards.  Those students successfully completing the course will receive a 30 hour certification card.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify basic OSHA requirements
  • Understand the applicability of OSHA construction regulations
  • Understand the OSHA inspection process and OSHA citations
  • Learn how to read and interpret OSHA regulations
  • Identify OSHA regulations applicable to your work-site
  • Identify resources to assist with OSHA compliance and much more

30-Hour Construction Industry Required Topics

MANDATORY – 16 hours

  • Introduction to OSHA – 2 hours.
  • Managing Safety and Health – 2 hours.
    May include Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, job site inspections, accident prevention programs, management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, accident investigations, how to conduct safety meetings, and supervisory communication.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – 2 hours.
  • Health Hazards in Construction – 2 hours.
    May teach noise, hazard communication, crystalline silica, lead or any other construction health hazard.
  • Stairways and Ladders – 1 hour.
  • OSHA Focus Four Hazards – 6 hours.
    Because most construction fatalities are caused by fall hazards, falls must be covered for a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes. The other Focus Four Hazards must be covered for a minimum of one-half hour each. The trainer may spend up to 10 hours on this topic.

    1. Falls (minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes)
    2. Electrocution
    3. Struck-By (i.e. falling objects, trucks, cranes, …)
    4. Caught-In or Between (i.e. trench hazards, equipment, …)

Focus Four Hazards Training Requirements

All lessons for the Focus Four Hazards are required to train using the following objectives. Given current OSHA and industry information regarding construction worksite illnesses, injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize [fall, caught-in or between, struck-by, electrocution] hazards in construction.

Specifically for each of the focus four, the student will be able to:

  • Identify major hazards
  • Describe types of hazards
  • Protect him/herself from these hazards
  • Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from these hazards

Because these objectives are the expected student outcomes, trainers:

  • May not vary from these objectives when planning the training session; and
  • Must follow the participatory training model by applying effective training techniques;
  • Must make sure the objectives are measured by testing the student’s achievement.

ELECTIVE – 12 hour

Must present at least 12 hours of training on the following topics. At least 6 topics must be presented. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

  • Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, & Conveyors
  • Ergonomics
  • Excavations
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Scaffolds
  • Steel Erection
  • Tools – Hand and Power
  • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades

OPTIONAL – 3 hour

Teach other construction industry hazards or policies and/or expand on the mandatory or elective topics. The minimum length of any topic is one-half hour.

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