Course Summary
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2.5 days (20 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Industrial Safety or Construction Safety (7/17)


The course objective is to instruct on safety and safety programs, utilization of personal protective equipment, first aid, chemical safety, and laboratory safety; in this course, you will also learn about infectious diseases, emergency situations, electrical safety, excavations, confined spaces, work zones, and safe driving.This course provides students with important information specific to confined spaces, proper personal protective equipment, and biological and chemical safety issues. Additionally, participants are guided through proper procedures associated with excavating and trenching, electrical safety, work site protection, safe vehicle operation, first aid safety tips, and best practices associated with a successful safety program. The successful completion of this course qualifies the student to receive 20 hours of TCEQ water operators licensing credit, 20 hours of wastewater operators licensing credit, and 8 hours of OSSF licensing credit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss common chemical safety practices in the workplace
  • Describe procedures for dealing with emergency situations
  • Describe procedures for working safely around excavations, trenches, and heavy machinery
  • Describe procedures for working safely in a confined space
  • Describe procedures for work zone traffic control
  • Describe the importance of a safety program
  • Identify the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used by water utilities workers
  • Describe basic first aid procedures
  • Describe laboratory safety procedures
  • Discuss procedures for preventing infectious diseases and infection
  • Explain safe work practices when working around electrical equipment
  • Describe techniques for driving safely

General Course Topics:

  • Safety awareness
  • Personal protective equipment
  • First aid
  • Chemical safety
  • Laboratory safety
  • Infectious diseases and infection
  • Emergency situations
  • Electrical safety
  • Excavation, trenching, and machinery safety
  • Confined spaces
  • Work zone traffic control
  • Driving safely
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

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Supplemental Materials