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CIVL 1020 - OSHA Construction Safety

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly CIVL 1050)

Study of construction safety with a focus on OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. This is OSHA-authorized safety training for completion of the OSHA30 hour certification earned at the end of the course.  Students will learn about health and safety awareness by helping supervisors and workers reduce the risk of workplace hazards.  Course topics include governing bodies, focus four hazards, safety standards, and the responsibilities of the employees and the employers.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Fall semester only

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline different safety terms used by various governing bodies.


  1. Define the purpose of various organizations, including OSHA, MIOSHA, and MDEQ.
  2. Compare safety standards of various organizations, including OSHA, MIOSHA, and MDEQ.
  3. Use appropriate key words and phrases related to safety standards.


Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manage workplace safety and health


  1. Communicate workplace safety and health standards.
  2. Monitor workplace safety and health standards.
  3. Investigate injury, illness, and accident prevention programs.
  4. Define successful job site inspections.
  5. Complete safety communications.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to breakdown different types of safety standard procedures. 


  1. Describe safety procedures.
  2. Define traffic control.
  3. Describe equipment-testing procedures.
  4. Recommend safety procedures.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the responsibilities of employees and employers concerning safety


  1. Define lock out, tag out procedures.
  2. Describe excavation procedures.
  3. Compare employee and employer responsibilities.
  4. Calculate insurance rates based on EMR.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to support the ethics of safety.


  1. Define the right to know.
  2. Contact outside inspectors.
  3. Determine where certifications are obtained.
  4. Contact appropriate people in case of an emergency.
  5. Explain the consequences for disregarding procedures.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop a company safety management program based on standard safety areas.  


  1. Define electrical safety.
  2. Define stairways and ladder safety.
  3. Define excavations with different trenches and shoring.
  4. Define fall protection.
  5. Define personal protection equipment safety.
  6. Define confined space entry.
  7. Define chemical awareness safety.
  8. Define HazCom: Identifying the dangers.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Orientation, General Information, Governing Bodies
  2. Introduction to OSHA
  3. Managing Safety and Health
  4. OSHA Focus Four Hazards
  5. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
  6. Health Hazards in Construction
  7. Safety Standard Procedures
  8. Ethics of Safety
  9. Responsibilities of Employees and Employers
  10. Standard Safety Areas, Electrical
  11. Excavations, Ergonomics, Cranes, Fire, Ladder
  12. Trenching and Shoring, Scaffold, and Fall Protection
  13. Final Project, Presentation of Project

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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