Safety, security and occupational health in construction projects according to the OSHA system


Health and safety at work is a daunting task for many managers and business owners. Health and safety is not just a matter of compliance with the legislation, but should be considered as an important feature of every business operation aimed at reducing losses associated with accidents, poor health, absence of disease, etc.

There is a growing trend of most companies towards a quality oriented approach to their business activities, showing that health and safety is an integral part of this approach.

 Accidents, poor health, absence of illness, and accidents causing damage are the “price of non-conformity” - an important measure of quality management. Undoubtedly, accidents and illness represent great losses for any company.

Global statistics have proven that the most dangerous work accidents that result in many deaths are those that occur during construction work, especially while working at high altitudes without taking preventive measures and a safe work system.

Therefore, in the various construction projects, it was necessary to prepare a plan for occupational safety, health and the environment before commencing the implementation of these projects. These projects clarify the policy of the executing company in the field of safety and environment throughout the implementation period until the completion of the project and handing it over to the owner.

Hence, the British Academy for Training and Development offers this course in order to study how to develop an occupational health and safety management system in a construction project environment with a focus on basic operations. The course helps in learning the appropriate implementation procedures and gaining wisdom through the experiences of many organizations that have implemented the occupational health and safety management system. The course also enables an understanding of how to assess and control risks and develop solutions to occupational health and safety risks.

Objectives and target group

Who should attend? 

  • Health and Safety Consultants
  • Health and safety auditors
  • Safety Engineers
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Officers
  • Participants and workers in OSHA quality standards systems
  • Supervisors and managers responsible for occupational safety and health in construction projects
  • Employees who have a role in developing solutions to occupational health and safety hazards in construction projects.
  • Supervisors of operations and maintenance and heads of shifts and work groups.

How attendees will benefit? 

After completion of the course, delegates will have known: 

  • OSHA Health and Safety Management Standards
  • Conducting an integrated project insurance plan
  • Modern health standards during project management
  • Environmental standards during project management and measures to be taken to protect the environment
  • Prevention of fire hazards
  • Possible accidents in projects
  • Prevention tasks in projects
  • Dangers of falling in excavation areas
  • Duties of the Safety Supervisor in Projects
  • Safety of project materials
  • Safety measures while using insulating materials
  • Developing the capabilities of the participants in the inspection and examination work in the safety procedures and how to prepare the necessary plans to confront the various types of emergencies.
  • Implement occupational safety and health standards, policies, and procedures in accordance with OSHA U.S.A. levels

Course Content

  • Develop an occupational safety and health plan in the project environment
  • Basic information about the project: geographical location - total area - neighbors - equipment used - business volume and cost - owner name - consultant - main contractor - ..etc.
  • Determining the responsibilities of safety, health and the environment towards the various levels of implementation of the project:
  • Project Manager - Implementation Manager - Site Engineers - Safety and Environment Manager - Safety and Environmental Engineers - Safety and Environmental Supervisors - Implementation Supervisor - Workers
  • Administrative procedures for safety and environment that will be taken during the implementation of the project, for example: the safety and environment team - formation of the safety and environment committee - accident and injury reports - accident and injury statistics - training records
  • The position of safety and environment officials in the project's organizational structure.
  • Training on safety, environment and fire prevention.
  • Identification of official and governmental bodies concerned with safety and the environment, which may be referred to during implementation.
  • Proper and thoughtful scientific planning for the project site before carrying out the works and according to the rules and standards of safety and environment.
  • Preparing engineering drawings showing the components of the site and their distribution.
  • Studying and describing the works and activities of all phases of the project.
  • A statement of all the expected risks for each activity and a comprehensive assessment of these risks (Risk Assessment).
  • Detailed safety plan for a general contracting project
  • Project data
  • Basic organizational actions to be implemented
  • Laws issued regarding occupational safety and health (labor law - licensing laws - environmental protection laws)
  • Terms of reference and responsibilities for the different levels of the project
  • Safety requirements to be followed when planning the project site
  • Safety precautions in excavation work
  • Preventive measures while working at heights
  • Safety requirements for mechanical and electrical workshops
  • To protect against electrical hazards
  • Concrete mixing insurance plan for the project
  • Safety precautions in general stores
  • Safety precautions in fuel and oil stores
  • Safety precautions when storing cement sacks
  • Carpentry workshop precautions
  • Safety precautions for equipment and vehicles
  • Securing the work of cranes
  • Safety precautions for the portable compressor.
  • Method of facing work risks
  • Rebar storage bases
  • Safety precautions in buffets and restaurants
  • Methods of protecting wood stores from fires
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Indoor safety procedures
  • Procedures to be followed to protect workers inside sewage yards
  • Occupational health field
  • Fire Fighting Plan
  • Medical and telephone services
  • Visitor entry procedures
  • Contingency plan
  • General instructions
  • International standards and conventions and recommendations for occupational safety and health in various fields.
  • What is the source of the danger? Why is risk analysis important? What are the businesses that need to be analyzed for risks?
  • How do you get started with risk analysis? And how do you treat it?
  • Analysis of work risks according to the American OSHA standards.
  • The method of risk analysis in the work environment in accordance with the standards of the American OSHA (OSHA).
  • Methods of engineering and administrative prevention of risks.
  • Risk analysis models.
  • Accident investigation
  • Accident investigation strategy and types of accidents.
  • How do you conduct the interview process with those concerned during the investigation?
  • Preparing the investigation report and writing recommendations.
  • Introducing the specifications of the occupational health and safety management system
  • Exercises and practical cases.
  • OSHA Standards for Health (American Occupational Safety and Health)
  • Occupational Health
  • Dealing with environmental pollutants
  • Occupational diseases and work injuries
  • Health promotion
  • Primary medical examination
  • Periodic medical examination
  • Emergency cases and first aid
  • Food Safety
  • Health education
  • Health prevention
  • Occupational Health Team
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures
  • Determining the need for the project from an economic and national point of view.
  • Describe the components of the proposed project with a description, with the help of catalogs and illustrations whenever possible.
  • Examination to ensure the environmental impacts to be evaluated in order to be able to classify them according to the environmental impacts.
  • Describe the environment surrounding the project, starting with the natural environment and including air and water sources
  • Evaluation to determine the environmental impacts (positive or negative) and analyze these impacts in order to reach the most important of these environmental impacts and the extent of their impact on the work environment.

Course Date





Course Cost

Note / Price varies according to the selected city

Members NO. : 1
£3500 / Member

Members NO. : 2 - 3
£2800 / Member

Members NO. : + 3
£2170 / Member

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