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MIOSHA Safety Classes for Construction

Washtenaw Community College offers safety and health training classes designed specifically for the construction industry. Invest in your future or the future of your company.

Register for these classes today:

October 5, 2016: Masonry Wall Bracing

In this class you will review the MIOSHA regulations found in Part 2 - Masonry Wall Bracing. You'll learn the requirements for working in restricted zones, identification of proper external bracing, minimum standards for bracing and securing unsupported masonry walls until final stability is achieved, and requirements for a competent person.

October 19-20, 2016: 10-Hour Construction Class 

This 10-hour training presents an overview of MIOSHA regulations for the construction industry. In this class, you will learn how to develop an accident prevention plan as required by Rule 114 of MIOSHA Construction Safety Standard Part 1, General Rules. You'll  also gain an understanding of construction and health standards relative to the industry, ways to recognize hazards and safe work practices to eliminate or control those hazards.

October 20, 2016: Advanced Accident Investigation 

This class will provide you with a working knowledge for conducting an investigation using proper techniques for reducing the frequency and severity of occurrences.  The training will include class discussions, exercises small group breakout sessions for case studies and other activities.

November 1, 2016: Part 85: Control of Hazardous Energy Sources

In this one-day seminar we will cover topics including: a complete review and interpretations of the standard; lockout and tagout requirements; minor tool change exceptions; energy control procedures and exceptions; periodic inspections; and employee training. 

November 9, 2106: Behavior-Based Safety: Fundamentals and Implementation

This class will teach you how to analyze the circumstances of critical work performance to understand why employees make the choices they do. You'll learn to:

  • Conduct an evaluation of health and safety compliance
  • Identify issues/areas that can be improved through behavior or attitudinal changes
  • Develop a plan to include behavior based safety in the organization's total safety plan
  • Measure the effectiveness of including behavior-based safety

December 6: Electricity-The Invisible Killer 

This program will explain and illustrate the primary electrical hazards in and around construction. There will be special emphasis on the importance of recognizing and eliminating hazards in order to avoid shock and/or electrocution in the work place. Also covered in the program will be MIOSHA standards that apply to electrical hazards; what constitutes a fatal amount of current and when overhead lines need to be de-energized.

These classes count toward MIOSHA Training Institute credit.

For more information contact Josh Humbel at or call 734-477-8942.

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