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Construction Safety and Health Specialist

Program Description

Construction employees with safety responsibilities should be properly trained to help make sure they have the necessary knowledge and technical skills to assist safety managers and perform other duties as determined by the employer. This program is designed for safety specialists, coordinators, and others responsible for implementing their organization's safety and health program. Emphasis is placed on gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to assist in the establishment and management of an effective safety and health program.

Boost your technical skills as a safety specialist!

Contribute to your company's safety and health program by sharing your knowledge as a safety and health specialist.

Individual Benefits

Whether you are a current or potential safety specialist in the construction industry, by completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Properly identify hazards common in the construction industry.
  • Communicate those hazards to management and other employees.
  • Create effective solutions to current and potential hazards.
  • Contribute to safety at your workplace in meaningful ways so your employer takes notice.
  • Advance in your career in the construction industry.

Business Benefits

Safety specialists analyze many types of work environments and procedures. When you put your safety specialists or coordinators through this program, they will be able to assist you with:

  • Remaining compliant with OSHA.
  • Protecting workers against the many hazards associated with the construction industry.
  • Decreasing liabilities.
  • Educating your workers about their responsibilities.
  • Increasing your safety specialist's ability to inspect the workplace.
  • Pinpointing areas which need improvement.
  • Taking action to prevent potential injuries.

This online training program is designed for safety specialists, coordinators, and others responsible for implementing their organization's safety and health program in the construction industry.

This program benefits individuals seeking to reach their career goal of becoming a safety specialist or coordinator in the construction industry. This program also helps you develop the essential skills you will need for your future job as a safety specialist.

Career Paths in Safety and Health

What is the right career path for you?

There are several safety positions with different levels of responsibility in an Occupational Safety and Health career path. Each advancing level typically requires higher levels of experience, education, and knowledge and skills in leadership, business practices, safety and health, and communication and information technology.

OSHAcademy wants to help our students who want to learn about these career opportunities. This PDF brochure will take a look five different positions at the typical qualifications, duties and education required for each position.

While other online training providers require you to make a payment to access their training material, OSHAcademy provides 100% free access to all of our training courses and material. There is no fee to sign up, complete any of our training courses, or to take the course exams. We do offer affordable prices if you want detailed exam results and course or program certificates. Whether you just want free training or want to purchase one of our certificate packages, we have what you need at OSHAcademy!

  • 2 transcripts
  • 1 program certificate
  • 1 program wallet card
  • FREE course certificates
    (with program purchase)
  • FREE Training
  • $ $* PDF & Original
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  • $ PDF

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What you get!

Program Certificate

Sample 130-hour Construction Program Certificate

Program Card

Sample 130-hour Construction Program Card

Course Certificate

Sample Course 611 Certificate


Sample Transcript

To qualify for this program certificate, students must complete all required courses listed below. There is no time limit to complete the required courses.

  1. 611 Nail Gun Safety
  2. 612 Work Zone Traffic Safety
  3. 702 Effective Accident Investigation
  4. 705 Hazard Communication Program
  5. 706 Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis
  6. 709 Personal Protective Equipment
  7. 710 Energy Control Program - LOTO
  8. 711 Introduction to Ergonomics
  9. 715 Electrical Safety Basics
  10. 717 Emergency Action Plans
  11. 718 Fire Prevention Plans
  12. 725 Powered Industrial Truck Safety
  13. 726 Introduction to Machine Guarding
  14. 802 Trench and Excavation Safety
  1. 804 Scaffold Erection and Inspection
  2. 805 Fall Protection in Construction
  3. 806 Focus Four - Falls
  4. 807 Focus Four - Caught-In/Between
  5. 808 Focus Four - Struck-By
  6. 809 Focus Four - Electrocution
  7. 810 Hand and Power Tool Safety
  8. 813 Construction Worksite Safety
  9. 814 Heavy Equipment Safety
  10. 815 Demolition Safety
  11. 816 Confined Spaces in Construction
  12. 820 Cranes and Derrick Safety I
  13. 821 Cranes and Derrick Safety II
  14. 850 Health Hazards in Construction

Why Sign up?

When you sign up for an OSHAcademy student account, you will be able to complete and track your training using our online Learning Management System (LMS). Through your personal LMS dashboard, you will be able to edit your account profile, track your individual training, view exam scores, print certificates, and much more!

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If you are already an OSHAcademy student, you can update your enrollment through your student dashboard. Need help? Call or email or office.

Module Quiz

Each course is organized into modules. Each module has a quiz designed to help the student self-assess their understanding of the course content. After submitting their quiz answers, students receive immediate feedback. Quiz results are not recorded and can be taken multiple times.

Course Exam

After studying the course material and taking the module quizzes, students can take the course exam. The course exam is designed to test the students understanding of the course material. Course exams are composed of multiple choice questions selected from our extensive question bank.

Exam Characteristics
  • Students have two hours to complete the course exam.
  • The exam is open book. You can use your notes or the study guide to help answer questions as needed.
  • You must achieve a minimum score of 70% to pass the exam.
  • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • Students are only allowed to take an exam three (3) times within a 48-hour period.
    • After the third attempt, students must wait 48 hours before attempting the exam again. During this time, students should review the course material to improve their understanding.
  • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam to raise your score.

Like most safety training, our certificates "certify" you have completed a formal course of study. OSHAcademy certificates do not certify you as a "qualified" construction safety specialist. And, of course, OSHA does not "certify" anyone as a qualified construction safety manager either.

In the USA, to be "certified" as a qualified safety specialist you need to meet experience and educational requirements and successfully pass an exam from a credentialing organization like the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (www.bcsp.com) or the Institute for Safety and Health Management (www.ishm.org).

An construction safety and health specialist has more technical training, knowledge, and experience than a typical employee. As a result, a specialist is often given additional duties, responsibilities, and compensation. A specialist often provides technical support to those working around them.

An construction safety and health supervisor has all the technical training, knowledge, and experience of a specialist, but also has additional supervisory responsibilities. As a result, the supervisor program includes all the courses found in the specialist program and includes two additional courses designed to specifically support the supervisory position.

OSHAcademy students that have already completed and paid for their training may qualify for a discounted price when purchasing a new program.

To determine if you qualify for a discount and how much the discount might be, our staff will need to evaluate your OSHAcademy transcript.

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