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207S Accident Prevention and Loss Control

207 Accident Prevention and Loss Control
Class Syllabus

 

Introduction
Learning Objectives
Class Organization and Grading
Grading Policies
Textbook Information
Reading Ahead


Introduction -- $380 for members, $445 for non-members.. Book Not Included

This class will focus on managing the construction safety function. Students will learn how to use the project schedule to help prevent losses. You will learn how to select methods and equipment to prevent loss and ensure a safe working environment. We will study the delegation of responsibility for safety, equipment maintenance, and common construction hazards. You will learn how to administer an accident prevention program at the job site level and you will learn how to handle a job site inspection by a regulatory agency. We will review the documentation, reference materials and advisory services that are available to the construction supervisor.

Each class is 10 weeks and on average a student can expect to spend 3-5 hours per class.

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Learning objectives:

By the end of this class you should:

  • Determine the effect the Experience Modification Rate has on your labor costs and be able to perform calculations using the EMR.

  • Be able to explain the indirect and hidden costs of construction accidents.

  • Be able to establish a good construction safety program for your crew and job site even if your company does not have a formal safety program.

  • Understand the roles of commitment, attitudes, and training within an effective safety program.

  • Recognize common construction hazards and be able to recite the four most common causes of accidents and how they can be prevented.

  • Know where to find reference material and information about OSHA standards, Guide Publications, and regulatory information.

  • Understand how to manage crisis situations

  • Know how to conduct accident investigations.

  • Know how to prepare a plan for project loss control that includes construction insurance, protection of underground utilities, and controlling jobsite theft.

  • Understand the role that construction contractual relationships play in controlling jobsite safety.  This subject includes managing subcontractors for safety compliance.

  • Know how to recognize and control substance abuse on the jobsite.

  • Know how to participate in a safety inspection conducted by a regulatory agency.

Class Organization and Grading

The following table lists the learning modules, the maximum value in points a student can receive within each module, and the time in which the modules must be finished.  Each week you will have online class discussions (15 points) and a quiz (10 points). 

Module

Point Value

By End of Week

0. Student Orientation

0

Before start

1. Introduction to Site Safety and Health Management

25

1

2. Safety Leadership, Communication and Expectations

25

2

3. Planning for Site Safety

25

3

4.Site Safety Management

25

4

5. Site Security and Protection

25

5

6. Multi-employer Jobsite Safety

25

6

7. Construction Risk Management

25

7

8. Safety and Human Resources

25

8

9. Regulatory Procedures, Record Keeping and Documents

25

9

10.Reference Material and Other Resources

25

10

Total Points

250

 

It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind.   Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week.  Class work must be completed before the following Monday.  Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.   Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.

Grading Policies

Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions.  Students should provide at least 3 contributions to the class discussions each week to gain the maximum points.  Students learn more and learn better when they discuss the topic at hand.  For that reason, I consider the regular weekly discussions to be even more important than the weekly quizzes.

Grades will be posted on a weekly basis.  You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.

Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.   The grading scale is as follows:

  • A  225 to 250 points

  • B  200 to 224 points

  • C  175 to 199 points

  • D 140 to 174 points

  • Anything less will be considered an F or an unauthorized withdrawal from the course.

You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.

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The Textbook

The textbook for this class is Unit 7, Accident Prevention and Loss Control (S) 7th Edition Participants Manual

Textbook ordering information can be found at this link.

The cost of each textbook is approximately $156 plus shipping and handling.  If you order a used book be sure you are getting the correct edition.

Allow at least 5 working days between ordering the book and receiving it by the least expensive shipping.  Foreign students should allow at least 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. You can have your book delivered more quickly by paying more for the shipping.

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Reading Ahead

This table details the reading assignments for the entire course.  This will give you opportunity to read ahead and get a jump on upcoming modules.

Module

Reading Assignment
0. Student Orientation None

1. Introduction to Site Safety and Health Management

Read Unit 1

2. Safety Leadership, Communication and Expectations

Read Unit 2,

3. Planning for Site Safety

Read Unit 3

4.Site Safety Management

Read Unit 4

5. Site Security and Protection

Read Unit 5

6. Multi-employer Jobsite Safety

Read Unit 6

7. Construction Risk Management

Read Unit 7

8. Safety and Human Resources

Read Unit 8

9. Regulatory Procedures, Record Keeping and Documents

Read Unit 9

10.Reference Material and Other Resources

Read Unit 10

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: You may withdraw from a course by sending an email to tina@aspeNational.org.  Non-attendance or notifying the instructor does not constitute officially dropping or withdrawing from a course. Students who stop attending courses without officially dropping will receive a grade of U (unauthorized withdrawal) in the class. Refunds are not automatic. NO refunds are due unless the course is officially dropped within stated guidelines in the refund schedule. Please type your name in the text box agreeing to the withdrawal policy.

 

Refund Schedule

a. Withdrawal postmarked at least one working day before the first day of class – total fee less a $20 handling fee.

b. Refund requests postmarked on or after the first day and no later than two weeks after the first day of class will be refunded 65% of the fee, after which time there is no refund.



 


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