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Field Safety


Field Safety is designed for any learner who will complete or oversee job tasks, whether they are craft professionals, crew leaders, safety supervisors or superintendents. The Field Safety curriculum covers the rules and safeguards needed to work safely on any job site, including such as hazard communication, electrical safety, and heavy equipment, forklift, and crane safety.

Craft Snapshot

2013, 2nd Edition
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Introduction to Safety
10 Hours

Module ID 75101-13: Presents basic safety concepts and explains the difference between regulatory compliance and best practices. Introduces OSHA and explains how accidents affect everyone on a job site. Provides an overview of common jobsite hazards, including walking and working surfaces, temperature extremes, fire prevention, and tool safety. Identifies the elements of a hazard communication system and describes the types of information found on a product’s safety data sheet (SDS).

Confined Spaces and Excavations
5 Hours

Module ID 75120-13: Covers safety precautions related to work in confined spaces, including the responsibilities and duties of each member of the confined-space entry team. It also covers the safety hazards and safeguards required when working in an excavation, including an explanation of various trenching supports and soil types.

Work-Zone Safety
5 Hours

Module ID 75104-13: Introduces the signs, signals, and barricades found on various job sites, and covers highway work-zone safety requirements.

Electrical Safety
5 Hours

Module ID 75121-13: Describes the basic precautions necessary to avoid electrical shock, arc, and blast hazards. It also describes the lockout/tagout procedure.

Working from Elevations
5 Hours

Module ID 75122-13: Explains the use of fall-protection equipment. Covers safety precautions related to elevated work surfaces, including ladders, scaffolding, and aerial lifts.

Steel Erection
2.5 Hours

Module ID 75110-13: Covers common safety precautions related to steel-erection work, including controlled decking zones, hazardous materials and equipment precautions, tool safety, and appropriate personal protective equipment.

Heavy Equipment, Forklift, and Crane Safety
5 Hours

Module ID 75123-13: Covers the safety hazards and precautions necessary when working near heavy equipment. Presents general safety requirements for the use of forklifts and cranes.

Concrete and Masonry
2.5 Hours

Module ID 75119-13: Describes the personal protective equipment that must be used when working with concrete and masonry as well as the common jobsite and health hazards associated with this type of work.

Introduction to Materials Handling
5 Hours

Module ID 75124-13: Explains the safety precautions required when transporting, handling, rigging, stacking, and storing various types of loads. It also covers safe lifting procedures.

Instructor Resources

Instructor Toolbox

NCCER’s Instructor Toolbox provides easy access to important instructional resources for your training program. You’ll find downloadable course planning tools, examples of classroom activities and projects, and instructor tips and best practices to help you enhance your program.

Instructor Requirements

Safety Instructor Certification

In addition to the Instructor Certification Training Program, NCCER offers a certification program for safety instructors. The tiered structure of the NCCER Construction Site Safety Program (CSSP) allows each level of qualification to provide training to subsequent levels.

The following instructors are certified within the CSSP:

  • Construction Site Safety Master Instructor (CSSM) — highest level of recognition within the CSSP
  • Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST)
  • Construction Site Safety Supervisor (CSSS)
  • Construction Site Safety Orientation (CSSO)