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Course 833 - Developing a Construction Safety Management System

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Course 833 Certificate
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Modules: 10
Hours: 8
Sector: Construction

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OSHA's construction standards require construction employers to have accident prevention programs that provide for frequent and regular inspection of the jobsites, materials, and equipment by competent persons designated by the employers. This course introduces the student to the three-phase design-develop-deploy strategy for developing an effective safety management system within the construction industry.

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As an OSHAcademy student, you can access 100% of our training materials for free, including our module quizzes and course exams. We only charge a small fee if you decide to document your training with our official course certificates or transcripts.

Key Topics

  • What is a CSMS?
  • CSMS Design, Development, and Deployment
  • The 5 STARS of Leadership and Commitment
  • Successful Safety Cultures
  • Worker Instruction and Training
  • Employee Involvement and Construction Safety Committees
  • Developing Vision and Mission Statements
  • Controlling Worksite Hazards
  • Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Managing Subcontractors
  • Worksite Inspection, Analysis, and Evaluation
  • Continuous Quality and Safety Improvement
  • Writing Policies, Programs, Processes, Procedures, Work Practices, and Rules

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Course Introduction

Despite its high fatality rate, construction can be a safe occupation when workers are aware of the hazards, and use an effective Construction Safety Management System (CSMS).

OSHA's construction standards require construction employers to have accident prevention programs that provide for frequent and regular inspection of the jobsites, materials, and equipment by competent persons designated by the employers.

An effective construction safety management system makes all the difference in preventing injuries and illnesses in the worksite. The result is lower accident-related costs. Other benefits include reduced absenteeism, lower turnover, higher productivity, and improved employee morale. And it's the right thing to do.

This course highlights the requirements in the updated standard for excavation and trenching operations, provides methods for protecting employees against cave-ins, and describes safe work practices for employees. A necessary first step in planning the approach to any trenching or other excavation project is to understand what could go wrong. This understanding can help avoid many of the problems associated with excavation.

Safety does pay

A good way to begin the creation of an effective construction safety management system (CSMS) is to determine which standards and rules apply to the work being performed by your company. Construction employers should be in compliance with OSHA's construction standards within CFR 29 1926, Construction.

The “3D” Process of the CSMS

Using the 3D model, the CSMS is implemented in three phases:

  1. The Design Phase – The employer designs vision and mission statements, goals, objectives, roles, and responsibilities.
  2. The Development Phase – The employer develops policies, plans, programs, processes, procedures and practices.
  3. The Deployment Phase – The employer deploys the CSMS to everyone through instruction, training, feedback, CSMS analysis and evaluation, and continuous Improvement.

We’ll discuss each of the three phases and the components of each phase throughout the course.

Hopefully, management in your company will be convinced that the 3D model will work to create a world-class CSMS and culture that is both efficient and effective in preventing and controlling hazards. Let’s continue by discussing what you’ll need to do to create that world-class CSMS using the 3D model.

Course 833 Introduction

The OSHA Challenge Program – Construction Track

OSHA Challenge provides interested employers and workers the opportunity to gain assistance in improving their safety and health management systems. Challenge Administrators experienced in safety and health guide Challenge Participants through a three-stage process to implement an effective system to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. OSHA Challenge is available to general industry and construction employers in the private and public sectors under OSHA's federal jurisdiction.

In this course, we will indicate OSHA Challenge Program information using the logo above. Look for it!

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Course 833 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

If you only want free training

You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.

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Course 833 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.