One field of construction that includes many potential safety hazards is concrete and masonry. Some of the unsafe practices that commonly lead to injury include the following:
- Failure to properly brace masonry walls
- Premature removal of form structures
- Operating equipment inappropriately
- Failure to support precast panels
- Failure to guard reinforcing steel
- Failure to properly shore work
The OSHA Concrete and Masonry Course
Our Concrete and Masonry course is 100% online. It's designed for workers who specialize in cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete, lift slab operations, masonry construction, and equipment and tools. In this one-hour course, you’ll learn about the following topics, which are crucial to the fields of concrete and masonry.
- New changes to OSHA industry standards
- Construction loads
- Reinforcing steel
- Post-tensioning operations
- Concrete buckets
- Working under loads
- Personal protective equipment
- Relevant equipment and tools
- Cast-in-place concrete requirements
- Shoring and re-shoring
- Vertical slip forms
As you can see, there are many different aspects associated with concrete and masonry work; therefore there are many potential safety catastrophes waiting to happen if you're not prepared. Our course breaks down the process of identifying, evaluating and taking control over jobsite hazards. Protect yourself and your crew from concrete and masonry health hazards, such as injuries to the skin, eyes, and toxic inhalation.
This course is offered by the University of South Florida and is not a course or program of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a University of South Florida Certificate of Completion and .1 CEUs.
Standards Covered: Occupational Safety and Health Standards, Subpart Q, Concrete and Masonry Construction, Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1926.700 through 706