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Class Descriptions

Expand the sections below to read descriptions for each of the BU Classes offered.

  • WorkSafe 101: Best Practices for Hiring and Jobsite Safety Training

    WorkSafe 101 prepares business owners as they grow their businesses and hire new workers.  By attending this one-hour class, you will be able to:

    • Learn how to hire workers who are best suited for your company and the role they will be performing
    • Understand the importance of new hire orientation programs
    • Protect your business with a comprehensive safety program that teaches new workers the basics before they step foot on the jobsite
    • Train your workers to recognize & avoid jobsite hazard and protect others from harm
    • Increase accountability with checklists and acknowledgement forms

  • Fall Protection

    What's Builders Mutual's top contractor claim?  Falls.  Don't be another statistic!

    Year after year, the #1 reported jobsite accident remains the same - falls.    So why don’t contractors pay more attention to fall hazards and the safety programs that can prevent injury or even death? Often, they do not realize they are at risk. Don’t be another statistic! During class, you will hear true stories of how falls affect contractors’ businesses, employees, and their employees’ families. You will learn to:

    • Recognize fall hazards and reduce or avoid them completely
    • Connect fall protection with productivity and profitability
    • Effectively use guardrails and harnesses as fall protection methods
    • Establish jobsite safety procedures for ladder and scaffold use
    • Comply with OSHA standards to avoid costly fines
    • Differentiate between general contractor and subcontractor responsibilities

     

  • Safety Pays: A Practical Approach to Safety on Your Jobsite

    Not all companies are alike, and not all safety programs work for everyone. Customization is key, and customization is exactly what you’ll get from this class!

    Packed with practical safety tips, experience how Safety Pays will protect your employees on the jobsite and put money in your pocket.  Remember, jobsite safety is the responsibility of all owners, employees, and subcontractors on today’s construction sites.  This class is targeted towards employees and anyone who has a safety responsibility for others on the jobsite.

    We will design the perfect class for your needs and discuss those topics in depth.

    Topics available include:

    • Fall protection
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Electrical safety
    • Safe ladder use
    • OSHA inspections
    • And, many more ...

     

  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Safety Course

    Do you or your employees have the tools you need to work safely?  The OSHA-10hr course is designed to assist employees with recognition and avoidance of safety and health hazards on the jobsite.  This is an entry level look at the OSHA standards as they apply to construction jobsites.  Who should attend?  Company owners, field employees and anyone who has a safety responsibility on the jobsite would benefit from this class.  Learn from actual claims that have occurred -- one misstep or unsafe behavior can affect you and your company.  We will employ hands-on discussions of real life situations that you may have experienced and the solutions to correct them.  All participants must be able to pass the final test to earn a course completion card.  Your OSHA 10-hour classroom experience will be split into two manageable days.

    By attending, you will be able to:

    • Recognize and avoid jobsite hazards and protect others from harm
    • Learn about what rights and responsibilities you have as an employee in regards to safety on the jobsite
    • Anticipate what to expect from an OSHA inspection, including rights the employer has
    • Comply with OSHA standards for fall protection, electrical, personal protective equipment (PPE), and more
    • Save money by avoiding fines and costly insurance claims
    • Feel safer working on the jobsite

    Federal OSHA authorizes Builders University faculty as outreach instructors. Upon completion, you will receive a course completion card from Federal OSHA and a Builders University course completion certificate. By attending, you also meet Builders Mutual’s classroom requirement for Fall Protection Certification.

  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Safety Course

    The OSHA 30-hr course is designed for commercial and residential contractors, both company owners and their employees and anyone who has a safety responsibility on the jobsite.  Learn from actual claims that have occured -- one misstep or unsafe behavior can affect you and your company.  We will employ hands-on discussions of real life situations that you may have experienced and the solutions to correct them.  All participants must be able to pass the final test to earn a course completion card.  If you have already taken the 10-hr course, it's time to deepen your understanding of the construction safety standards.

    Be attending this five-day class, you will be able to:

    • Discuss common causes of accidents and fatalities and their ultimate costs
    • Learn to identify and eliminate safety hazards
    • Use and understand the 29 CFR 1926 to make jobsites safer
    • Confidently conduct routine training events, like safety talks
    • Learn where to find additional safety resources
    • Enhance your written safety program

    Federal OSHA authorizes Builders University faculty as outreach instructors. Upon completion, you will receive a course completion card from Federal OSHA and a Builders University course completion certificate. By attending, you also meet Builders Mutual’s classroom requirement for Fall Protection Certification.

  • Lift Truck Operator Course

    Learn how to train your lift truck operators for safe operation and meet OSHA requirements with this forklift safety training program. This course teaches forklift candidate instructors how to develop and deliver complete in-house training programs, design exercises for staff evaluations, and instruct non-operators how to work safely around lift trucks.

    This course is presented by the Safety and Health Council of NC.

  • Driver Safety

    Driving conditions such as weather, traffic, and road quality can create a minefield of road hazards. Erratic behavior of other drivers and personal distractions like cell phones only compound the problem. Mix in the unpredictability of pedestrians - even animals - on the road, and you can see how quickly accidents could happen...unless you're a skilled defensive driver.

    We invite all company drivers to assess and develop their defensive driving skills and awareness, with the help of the Builders Mutual Insurance Company Driver Safety course.

    By attending this class, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the advantages and benefits of defensive driving
    • Develop safe defensive driving habits and attitudes, which prevent injuries and fatalities
    • Identify roadway risks and hazards
    • Differentiate between Driver (drowsy, distracted, impaired) vs. Driving (too little or too much light, weather, road quality, traffic, other drivers, vehicles, pedestrians, even animals) conditions
    • Distinguish between aggressive driving and road rage, and use techniques to avoid confrontation
    • Increase your knowledge on how to safely hook up and drive with a trailer.
    • Increase your company's bottom line by reducing costly collision-related vehicle repairs, insurance claims, and lost work time

    After you've taken the Builders Mutual Driver Safety course, you'll be on your way to a stress free driving experience that can save your company money, time and more importantly, lives.

     

  • Safety Talks

    All safety talks can be customized by the Risk Manager to meet the company or organization's specific needs.

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