CO215 Construction Safety & Health

for U1OO 2007

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CO 215 Construction Safety and Health


U1OO 2007 WO


Clark, Robert D.


Adjunct Faculty


BS & MS Geological Engineering

Office Location

University of Missouri Technology Park 199 E 4th St. Bldg 2, Suite C Fort Leonard Wood

Office Hours

After class or by appointment

Daytime Phone

(573) 329-8703

Other Phone

Home: (573) 368-3793


Semester Dates

04 Jun - 29 Jul 2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM



Credit Hours


Moran, M. (2003).  Construction Safety Handbook, Second Edition.  Rockville, MD: Government Institutes, Inc.  ISBN:  0-86587-813-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional material will be provided by the instructor.

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Course Description:
Orientation and enforcement of the constriction trades sub-parts of the  Occupational Safety and Health Act.  The student will develop knowledge in record-keeping requirements and the recognition, avoidance, and prevention  of safety hazards within construction trades.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of learner centered study based on lectures, readings, group sessions, examinations and final project.  The instructor uses PowerPoint presentations, videos, writings, and student dialogue to provide numerous opportunities for learing.

Class Assessment:

Class Participation – 20 points each session for a total of 160 points
Homework – 40 points each for a total of 320 points
Examinations – 150 points each for a total of 300 points
Company Description for Construction Safety Plan – 50 Points
Outline for Construction Safety Plan – 50 points
Construction Safety Plan – 120 points
Total of 1000 points


Class Participation – 20 points each session for total of 160 points
Homework – 40 points each for a total of 320 points
Examinations – 150 points each for a total of 300 points
Company Description for Construction Safety Plan – 50 Points
Outline for Construction Safety Plan – 50 points
Construction Safety Plan – 120 points
Total of 1000 points
Grading Scale A = 92 - 100%, B = 84 -  91%, C = 76 -  83%, D = 68 -  75%, F = Below 68% (or 3 un-excused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework must be turned in on the date after it is assigned in syllabus.  In the event of an absence the homework for that class must be turned in the next class date.  Homework not turned in on the day required will have the grade reduced 10% for being late.  No penalty is assessed for homework turned in the next class after an excused absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation in lecture and group exercises is expected and graded.  Students must attend each class meeting and be on time.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons (TDY, illness) will be excused, but students must request the make-up work for missed assignments and tests.  The student must contact the instructor prior to missing a class by phone or e-mail.  As an alternate students may contact the FLW park University Office.  If the office is closed, please leave a detailed message on the answering machine.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week #1: 04 Jun 2007 Lecture: All About OSHA Read Chapters 1-2 Prior to First Class Week #2: 11 Jun 2007 Lecture: Construction Safety Program Read Chapters 3-4 Week #3: 18 Jun 2007 Lecture: Hazard Communication Read Chapters 5-7 Construction Safety Plan Description Due (details provided in class) Week #4: 25 Jun 2007 Lecture: Psychological of Safety Read Chapters 8-10 Midterm Examination (covers Sessions 1-4 and chapters 1-10) Week #5: 02 Jul 2007 Lecture: Asbestos Hazard Control Read Chapters 11-12 Construction Safety Plan Outline Due (details provided in class) Week #6: 09 Jul 2007 Lecture: Confined Space Hazards Read Chapters 13-15 Week #7: 16 Jul 2007 Lecture: Bloodborne Pathogens Read Chapters 16-18 Construction Safety Plan Due (details provided in class) Week #8: 23 Jul 2007 Lecture: Accident Investigation Read Chapters 19-20 Final Examination (covers sessions 5-8 and chapters 11-20)

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
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