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 10 Hour Construction Industry Training Program is a 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 10-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card within 4-6 weeks.
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.