CO215 Construction Safety & Health

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CO 215 Construction Safety and Health


S1OO 2013 WO


Kuehl, Mark S., PMP


Adjunct Faculty


MS in Computer Information Management

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) 528-5403


Semester Dates

16 Jan - 6 Mar 2013

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, homework, and examinations



Class Participation – 50 points each session for a total of 400 points

Homework – 100 points

Examinations – 250 points each for a total of 500 points

Total of 1000 points

Grading Scale 

A = 900-1000 points

B = 800-899 points

C = 700-799 points

D = 600-699 points

F = less than 600 points




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.  I will reduce the homework grade 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.  All normal FLW classroom policies apply and enforced by instructor.  No cell phones use in the classroom.  Students will police themselves and dispose of their trash outside the education center.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week #1

16 Jan 2013

Lecture: Orientation/Review Syllabus

Week #2

23 Jan 2013

Lecture: Chapters 1-2; Read Prior to Class

Week #3

30 Jan 2013

Lecture: Chapters 3-5; Read Prior to Class

Week #4

6 Feb 2013

Lecture: Chapters 6-8; Read Prior to ClassMidterm Exam on Chapters 1-8

Homework Assigned

Week #5

13 Feb 2013

Lecture: Chapters 9-12; Read Prior to Class

Homework Assignment Due

Week #6

20 Feb 2013

Lecture: Chapters 13-14; Read Prior to Class

Week #7

27 Feb 2013

Lecture: Chapters 15-18; Read Prior to Class

Week #8

6 Mar 2013

Lecture: Chapter 19; Read Prior to Class

Final Exam on Chapters 9-19

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
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