February 20-23, 2018
9 am to 4 pm
Cost: Early bird registration is $300 (includes lunch). Registration after January 15th is $360.
WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC
Participants can complete the first two days towards the 10-hour OSHA Training for $150 fee. Select either option during registration.
The purpose of this course is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. To provide students with information and skills necessary to work safely in the construction industry, this course will give students insight into the various OSHA Standards related to construction by examining each standard closely. A secondary goal of this course is to learn the role of the competent person for the various construction safety standards.
The OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Training Program is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in the construction industry. This course provides workers with some safety responsibility at a greater depth and variety of training. Training is intended to cover an overview of the hazards a worker may encounter on a construction site. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 30-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card within 4-6 weeks.
Dr. George Ford P.E. is an Associate Professor of Construction Management in the College of Engineering and Technology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Prior to coming to Western in 2004, Dr. Ford worked for 15 years in the environmental, safety and health fields in hazardous materials, ventilation and HVAC areas. Dr. Ford holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, a MS in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate degree in Education from Western Carolina University. He is a licensed professional engineer, OSHA 500 certified and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati P.E. is an assistant professor in the Department of Construction Management at Western Carolina University. He earned his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering from Western Michigan University in 2017. His dissertation research focused on managing workforce diversity at construction sites in the US to improve safety, quality, and teamwork. Dr. Al-Bayati has over ten years of experience in the construction industry working in diverse areas of the field from safety coordinator to site engineer. He is a certified professional engineer in the state of Michigan, an OSHA authorized trainer, and is certified as a Construction Safety and Health Technician. His current research focuses on construction safety and construction project management with a particular emphasis on safety culture parameters and their impact on-site safety, construction workforce diversity management, and construction rework and change orders.