• Program: Public Works
  • Course: Public Works Safety
  • Course #: PWRK1055
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides a variety of training for safety responsibilities including; introduction to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Hazards). This course is also designed to develop operational skills and procedures for individuals to recognize, evaluate, and provide support services in an emergency. Students will also learn NIMS (National Incident Management System) and what roles they may play within this system.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify OSHA construction regulations
Administer electrical safety requirements
Acquire general safety and health provisions
Categorize fall protection hazards
Demonstrate use of personal protective and life saving equipment
Discover proper use of hand and power tools
Evaluate a disaster site
Assign disaster worker responsibilities using the National Incident Management System
Demonstrate CPR with the use of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Manage basic first aid emergencies

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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