OSHA-10 Construction: Fatal Accidents and Applied Skills

December 7 - 10, 2021 (Hybrid - Online & In-Person)

There were 1,061 construction worker fatalities in the United States in 2019, averaging 3 workers a day. OSHA-10 Construction is an essential course for all construction workers to recognize and reduce job site hazards.

​This hybrid, online and in-person training will instill safety awareness, with an emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. You'll gain knowledge and hands-on experience with the fatal four: falls, electrocution, struck-by, and caught-in or between at the COEH workplace simulation center, where you'll have an opportunity to practice lock-out tag-out, and to identify simulated safety hazards. You'll also explore topics including: personal protective equipment (PPE) and lifesaving equipment; health hazards in construction; excavations; materials handling, storage, use, and disposal; scaffolds; hand and power tools and machine guarding; ergonomics; and more. 

​Upon completion of this course, you will receive a 10-Hour Construction Outreach course completion card and completion certificate. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify, avoid, control, and prevent job site hazards

  • Describe the OSHA Focus Four hazards and how to prevent them

  • Recognize the importance of lock-out tag-out procedures, and the responsibilities of authorized, affected, and other employees during lock-out tag-out

  • Assess a simulated worksite for job site hazards


This educational activity is intended for entry level workers as an orientation to safety and health hazards faced on construction worksites, and for workers who would like a refresher. Participants interested in hands-on experience through workplace simulations will also benefit from this course.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu.