Course Summary
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4 days (31 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Industrial Safety, Occupational Safety, or Safety Science


The course objective is to provide the skills and knowledge to identify the most common hazards associated with general industry workplaces, locate applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and requirements, and suggest abatement methods for these hazards and violations of the standards.The Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry (OSHA #511) course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general safety and health principles, and special emphasis on those areas in construction which are most hazardous. Participants will define construction terms found in the OSHA Construction Standards, identify hazards which occur in the construction industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA Construction Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Construction Standards and regulations to supplement anongoing safety and health program.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe requirements in the OSHA 29 CFR 1910 standards that protect workers from common hazards in general industry workplaces

General Course Topics:

  • Safety, introduction to OSHA and the Act, introduction to OSHA standards, inspections, citations, penalties, recordkeeping, safety and health programs, multi-employer workplaces, walking and working surfaces, egress and evaluation, fire protection, machinery and machine guarding, personal protective equipment, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, materials handling and storage, permit-required confined space, introduction to industrial hygiene, occupational health and environmental controls, electrical standards, lockout/tagout, welding, hand and portable power tools
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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Supplemental Materials