Construction Safety Orientation

Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level


This course is designed to inform new construction workers and site visitors in and around construction sites of the potential hazards and safe work practices associated with the construction industry. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements.

This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
Supervisors, safety committees, corporate managers, department managers, and accident investigation team members


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Construction Safety Orientation

  • Construction Safety Orientation
  • identify methods to communicate chemical hazards
  • identify employee responsibilities for handling and using chemicals safely
  • Knowledge Check: Using Chemicals Safely
  • identify the correct placement of a ladder using the 4-to-1 rule
  • identify safety practices for using scaffolds
  • Knowledge Check: Preventing Trips, Slips, and Falls
  • identify general PPE requirements
  • Knowledge Check: Staying Safe with PPE
  • recognize safe practices for handling materials
  • Knowledge Check: Handling Materials Safely
  • identify safe work practices for working with hand and power tools
  • Knowledge Check: Working with Hand and Power Tools
  • cite ways to control electrical hazards
  • Knowledge Check: Controlling Electrical Hazards
  • identify safe practices for trenching and excavating at a site
  • Knowledge Check: Trenching and Excavation Safety
  • recognize precautions to take when welding or cutting
  • Knowledge Check: Welding and Cutting Safety
  • identify good housekeeping practices
  • Knowledge Check: Housekeeping
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    Expertise Level