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Ken-Yu Lin
CM 333
Seattle Campus

Construction Safety

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ken-Yu Lin
Date: 09/04/2009