Explanation of requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other related federal and state legislation as applied to the building construction industry. Standards for accident prevention, hazard identification, and responsibility for compliance emphasized. Offered: A.
Safety has received more and more attention nowadays, especially with the increased complexities of construction methods, processes, materials, and system dynamics. To help the students understand related safety concepts, this course will talk about the safety issues, practices, and standards as well as how to apply construction safety into the everyday operations in construction projects. Emphasis will be placed on (1) hazard identification, analysis, and control, and (2) regulations and construction safety standards throughout the course. For (2), Washington State safety standards will be reviewed with reference to the federal requirements.
Student learning goals
Assess the cost and human impact of poor safety and health practices on the construction workforce
Conduct hazard/risk analysis
Design safe work procedures/plans/programs
General method of instruction
The course will comprise lectures (from the instructor and guest speakers), multimedia materials, in-class practices/discussions, and student presentations.
Class assignments and grading