Safety Hot Topics – Debunking the Myths, for Engineers

This course covers important concepts in the realm of construction and workplace safety. This course is designed to cater to Project Engineers, Professional Engineers, Engineering Managers, Construction Personnel, Construction Supervision, Principals/Owners of Construction Firms and Construction Administrative Staff. This course begins with importance of safety, supported by safety statistics and clarification of “myths” about need for safe practices at work and at home. Most of the mainstream, PPE, Personal Protective Equipment and their proper use, is introduced through illustrations and in-class discussion. The importance of Workplace Environmental Safety and Health – namely, indoor air quality - is covered with emphasis on HVAC Systems and Mold Issues, as pertinent to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The latter part of this course deals with the one of the most significant hazards, in almost any environment, “fire.” Attendees are introduced to fire classifications and associated fire extinguishers. Hazards or arc flash (NFPA 70E) and lockout tag- out best practices are covered. This course even covers the often-overlooked topic of ergonomics and its importance in equipment and facilities design.

Topics to be Covered:

1.    Importance of safety in workplace
2.    Methods and best practices for identification, quantification, and mitigation of safety risks
3.    PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, and its proper use
4.    Important discussion on elevated work
5.    Learn about the importance of workplace environment health and safety
6.    Discuss “fire” a common yet serious hazard and selection of a proper fire extinguisher.
7.    Lock-out and tag-out best practices.
8.    Brief Review of Arc Flash and Electrical Shock Hazard
9.    Ergonomics and its importance in designing equipment, tools, and workstations.

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New York
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Start Time: 
8:30 a.m.
End Time: 
5:00 p.m.
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