Safety is a core value of Carolinas AGC, and we support our members in accomplishing their individual safety goals. Carolinas AGC provides professional expertise, creative solutions, value added resources and safety and health training to give you the competitive advantage and help foster sound safety programs.

  • Certified Instructors known throughout the region for their expertise, hands-on experience, and familiarity with the construction industry's most pressing issues.
  • Safety Courses offered offered in-person, online, and on-site regularly throughout the year.
  • Curriculum that is kept current on new standards and compliance regulations.
  • Safety Recognition Programs, such as the Carolina Building Star, a voluntary program recognizing construction worksites and/or companies that have demonstrated top-tier safety and health programs.
  • Local and national safety award programs, including the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) and the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) that recognizes contractor members for their excellence in safety.

Offered - DOT

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Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 3 days

Three-day course designed for contractors and subcontractors performing roadway work under contract with SCDOT who need to meet mandatory work zone traffic control training requirements. This course covers traffic control plan reading and development, positive protection, work zone capacity, night work, and inspection. Part 6 of the MUTCD and SCDOT "Roadway Standard Drawings" are used. Participants will be tested at the conclusion of the workshop for SCDOT Work Zone Supervisor certificate.

Recommended for:

Any employee whose job duty responsibilities impact or involve any of or all of the components of a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) including:

  • Supervision of field installation, maintenance and removal of any or all components of the TMP
  • Design & development of revisions to an existing TMP
  • Design and development of a new or alternate TMP
  • Any decision-making responsibilities regarding the TMP
SCDOT requires these employees successfully complete an Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control Training Program that include a primary component, "Temporary Traffic Control Plan" and the secondary components, "Transportation Operations", and "Public Information Plan".
* A refresher course will be mandated every 5 years.

You will learn about 
  • Crash Statistics
  • Parts of a Temporary Traffic Control Zone
  • Tapers
  • Temporary Traffic Control Devices
  • Mobile Operations & Flagging
  • Worker & Equipment Safety
  • Work Zone Issues & Minimizing Litigation
  • Inspections & Maintenance
  • MUTCD Part 6
  • Intersections & Lane Closures 
  • Freeways & Expressways & Detours
  • Traffic Control Planning
  • SCDOT Standard Drawings

Classroom TrainingIn House

SCDOT has implemented new, recommended Basic Work Zone Traffic Control Training Requirements for all contractors and subcontractors performing roadway work under contract with the South Carolina Department of Transportation effective 9/1/2013.

Recommended for:
Employees whose job duties do not directly include supervision, design or development of the Transportation Management Plan (TMP), but for those employees whose job duties place them on the job site within the highway rights-of-way within 30 feet or less of a travel lane open to traffic.

You will learn about:

  • Basics of work zone traffic control
  • Liability and risk
  • Work zone types, duration and component parts
  • Traffic control devices
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Flagging operations

Classroom TrainingIn House

This class will train and certify flaggers per NCDOT & SCDOT requirements to provide safe passage of traffic through and around road construction and maintenance work zones.
Each participant passing the exam at the end of the course will receive both a NCDOT and SCDOT certified flagger card. 

Recommended for:

Construction work zone flaggers in both one and two-person flagging operations. All attendees receive dual NCDOT & SCDOT certification upon successful course completion.

You will learn about:
Thorough understanding of flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment including

  • Flagging equipment
  • Hand signaling devices
  • Daytime & nighttime high visibility safety apparel
  • Proper flagger positioning
  • Stopping, slowing and releasing traffic

Method of One-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Control:

  • Single flagger
  • Two flagger
  • Pilot car
  • Official car

Urgent Situations:

  • Dealing with emergency vehicles
  • Traffic accidents
  • Dealing with hostile individuals

 

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 1 day
Prerequisite: Advanced/Supervisor Work Zone Traffic Control

This one day course will prepare Traffic Control Supervisors to be able to teach the 4-hour flagger course to employees who work within a work zone. In addition to fundamentals and basic concepts of work zone traffic control and flagging, participants will perform a practical training exercise on techniques and actual flagging procedures under different work zone scenarios and configurations.

Recommended for:
This course is ONLY available to anyone who has successfully completed an Advanced/Supervisor Work Zone Traffic Control Course from one of the following entities, from any state:

  • Any AGC Chapter
  • National Safety Council
  • ITRE
  • ATSSA

Offered - OSHA

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 1.5 days

This 10-Hour Construction Safety Course is one of the most popular safety courses in the country, and is becoming a requirement in certain cities in the US and to work on some projects. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-Hour Card. Special emphasis will be placed on those areas that are more hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. The purpose is to increase workplace safety awareness and compliance, and reduce a company's risk of fines and penalties resulting from OSHA violations.

Recommended for:
Anyone in the construction industry or private sector wanting to better understand the OSHA construction standards.

You will:

  • Learn about the creation of OSHA and the standards that apply to you
  • Learn how to navigate the OSHA manual.
  • Identify the more frequently cited OSHA standards.
  • Identify the greatest hazards in construction and how to prevent accidents.

Topics Covered May Include:

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Electrical hazards
  • Health hazards in construction
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fire protection and prevention
  • The big 4 hazards in construction
  • Tools - hand and power
  • Scaffolding and fall protection
  • Cranes and/or rigging
  • Excavations
  • Stairways and ladders, and more.

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 4 days

This 30-Hour Construction Safety Course is one of the most popular safety courses for supervisors and foreman, as well as field employees. Some contractors and large projects require at least one supervisor must have completed this training. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 30-Hour Card. Many sections of the OSHA construction standards will be covered in depth, and will help you gain a better understanding of what your company needs to stay in compliance.

Recommended for:
Persons from foremen to company executives interested in developing safety and health programs in the construction industry, or gaining a better understanding of OSHA standards.

You will:

  • Select the appropriate OSHA standards that apply to a hazard
  • Identify elements of a successful construction safety program
  • Identify the more frequently cited OSHA standards
  • Implement an effective recordkeeping procedure

Topics Covered Include:

  • Introduction to OSHA & OSHA Standards
  • OSHA Inspection Process
  • OSHA's Multi-Employer Worksite Policy
  • Competent Person Requirements
  • General Safety & Health Provisions
  • The big 4 hazards in construction
  • Fall Prevention & Personal Fall Protection
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Protection & Fire Prevention
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Concrete & Masonry Construction
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cranes & Derrick Safety
  • Demolition
  • Hazard Communication/Employee Right-to-Know
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Material Handling
  • Personal Protective Equipment (can including Respiratory Protection training & Fit testing)
  • Scaffolding Safety Requirements for Supervisors & Users
  • Stairway & Ladder Safety
  • Steel Erection
  • Trenching & Excavations
  • Welding & Cutting Safety
  • Health & Safety Programs (can include subjects like accident investigation, job safety analysis, & site inspections)

Classroom Training

Length: 4 days
Prerequisite(s): Course OTI 510 and five years of construction safety experience.

This course is designed for personnel interested in teaching the 10 and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on the topics required in the 10 and 30-hour programs, as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the OSHA Outreach Program, to conduct both a 10 and 30-hour construction safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion.


Recommended For:
This event is designed for persons interested in developing safety and health programs in the construction industry instruct the OSHA 10 & 30 hour courses.

Prerequisites:
Course OTI 510 and five years of construction safety experience. (Contact CAGC for local 510 course schedules, and online 510 options.) A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certifi ed Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience.) Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend OTI 502 at least once every four (4) years to maintain their trainer status.

Additional Information:
Outreach trainers are required by Federal OSHA to attend Course OTI 502 at least once every four years to maintain trainer status.

Classroom Training

Length: 3 days
Prerequisite(s): OTI 500


Don't let your OSHA 500 trainer status lapse! This workshop is designed for personnel who have completed the OTI 500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the construction industry and who are active trainers in the outreach program. It provides an update on topics such as OSHA construction standards, policies and regulations. Construction industry outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain trainer status.

About This Event:
Prerequisite: OTI 500. Student must bring his/her current trainer's card for validation. If your card has expired by more than 90 days, you must take OTI 500.

Recommended For:
Current Construction Outreach trainers who have completed OTI 500 previously, and are in need of a four-year update.

You Will:

  • Recommend current OSHA construction requirements and policies
  • Describe new or revised construction standards
  • Identify training material resources
  • Apply techniques and resources used by other construction outreach trainers
  • Renew their statuses as an outreach OSHA trainer for the construction industry

Topics Covered Include:

  • Construction safety practices
  • New construction standards
  • OSHA construction requirements
 

Length: 4 days

This 4 day course is the prerequisite to OTI 500. It will cover OSHA policies, procedures and standards for the construction industry as well as safety and health principles. Each section of the OSHA construction standards will be covered. Special emphasis will be placed on those areas that are more hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. A copy of the 29 CFR 1926 Construction Industry Standards is included with the registration fee.


Recommended for:
Persons in the private sector interested in developing safety and health programs in the construction industry.

You Will:

  • Select the appropriate OSHA standards that apply to a hazard
  • Identify elements of a successful construction safety program
  • Identify the more frequently cited OSHA standards
  • Implement an effective recordkeeping procedure

Topics Covered Include:

  • Safety programs
  • Recordkeeping and hazard communication
  • Health hazards in construction
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fire protection and prevention
  • Materials handling
  • Tools- hand and power
  • Welding
  • Scaffolding and fall protection
  • Cranes and rigging
  • Motor vehicles
  • Excavation
  • Concrete construction and steel erection
  • Underground construction
  • Demolition and blasting
  • Stairways and ladders

Classroom TrainingIn House

Length: 1 day

​Take the same course that has been used to train OSHA compliance officers for the past 25 years! This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Did you know? The fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction which means more workers are killed or seriously injured in excavations than any other phase of construction work.

Recommended for:
Intended for construction, utility workers, supervisors, or anyone working in or around trenches and other types of excavations that may be designated as a "Competent Person". This 8-hour course instructs the student in the identifi cation of hazards, soils and analysis, use of protective systems and regulatory requirements.


About this event:

Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes and walls of excavations. Excavation is the most dangerous of all construction operations. More workers are killed or seriously injured in and around excavations than in other phases of construction work, and that's why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a competent person to oversee all excavation and trenching jobsites. The competent person must have specific training in, and be knowledgeable about, soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and the requirements of OSHA Subpart P.

You will:
Gain the knowledge required to be designated by you employer as a "Competent Person." during trench and excavation operations.

Topics will include:

  • OSHA subpart P
  • Pre-evacuation procedures
  • trenching and shoring methods
  • soil classification
  • equipment ventilation
  • entry/exit procedure
  • monitoring and communications

Classroom TrainingIn House

Length:


The Scaffold Competent Person Safety Course is designed to provide the necessary information needed to comply with the Competent Person training requirements as described in OSHA 1926 Subpart L regulations for Scaffolds. OSHA requires that every scaffold being inspected, erected, altered, or dismantled must be done by or under the supervision of a competent person.

Recommended for:
This course is recommended for Scaffold Erectors/Workers, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Project Managers, Foremen, Safety Managers and other supervisory, management or key personnel responsible for supervising or managing scaffold related activities on construction, renovation & maintenance projects.

You will:
Gain the knowledge required to be designated by you employer as a "Competent Person." during scaffolding operations.

Topics will include:
The course includes an in depth review of the Subpart L Scaffold regulations for various scaffolds including Tubular Welded Frame Scaffolds, Systems Scaffolds and Tube & Coupler Scaffolds. The course also includes a short hands-on practical exercise to familiarize participants with basic scaffold erection procedures. Our course is presented in a fun and easy to understand format that engages the participants.

Classroom TrainingIn House

Length: 1 day

This class focuses on what OSHA has identified to be the four leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry - falls, electrocution, struck-by and caught-in or between hazards.

"...there were 816 fatal on-the-job injuries to construction workers - more than in any other single industry sector and nearly one out of every five work-related deaths in the U.S."
-Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recommended for:
Designed for construction managers, supervisors, safety manager/directors and employees who are responsible for the safety of their job site according to OSHA regulations.

Learning Objectives:
How to establish, support and maintain an incident free workplace environment including:

  • ​How to be Incident Free
  • Planning
  • Training
  • Inspection
  • Oversight
  • Re-evaluation
  • Lessons Learned
  • Changing the Workplace Mindset

Statistical Information Supporting the Need for Focus Four Training:

  • Focus Four Primary Work Tasks & Causes of Incidents
  • Citations
  • Non-fatal Incidents & Consequences
  • Fatalities

 

Focused Topics:

  • Falls
  • Electricution
  • Struck-by
  • Caught-in or between

 

Offered - NCCER/Craft Training

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 4 days

About This Course
Carolinas AGC has partnered with the North American Crane Bureau (NACB) to provide a Mobile Crane Operator Certification Preparation class for the NCCER Mobile Crane written exam (knowledge assessment).  
This course consists of 3 days of in-class learning on crane operations, site considerations, OSHA regulations, and load chart calculations to prepare trainees for the NCCER written exam.  On day 4 trainees will take the NCCER written exam.

This training program is designed to help operators prepare for the NCCER written exam. The NCCER performance exam must be schedule separately to complete the NCCER Mobile Crane Operator Certification. Methods for registering and completing the NCCER performance exam will be discussed in the class. The NCCER Crane Operator Certification is valid for 5 years from completion of both the written and performance tests.

As part of the new OSHA construction regulations released in 2010, operators of nearly all mobile cranes used in construction are required to be certified under the options set forth in §1926.1427. Operators for nearly all mobile cranes must be certified by November 2017.

Recommended for:
Experienced crane operators seeking nationally recognized Crane Operator Certification through NCCER.

Attend and you will learn:

  • The applicability of OSHA, ANSI, and PCSA standards as they relate to mobile cranes
  • How to read and interpret crane load charts
  • Safe crane operations for construction
  • Site layout considerations for mobile cranes
  • How to recognize and deal with jobsite hazards affecting crane operations
  • The requirements to become a Certified Crane Operator through NCCER

Topics Include:

  • Rules and Regulations
  • Site Review and Setup
  • Operations
  • Conditions Affecting Operations
  • Basic Rigging and Wire Rope
  • Maintenance and Inspection
  • Load Charts
  • Crane Types

Crane Types Covered:

  • Lattice Boom
  • Telescopic Boom
  • Boom Truck
  • Industrial/All Purpose

Note:  The content of the Industrial/All Purpose Crane and Boom Truck Crane written assessments are included in the Telescopic Boom Crane written exam.  An applicant may satisfy three categories by taking the Telescopic Boom Crane exam.  If an applicant desires certification on Boom Truck Crane only or Industrial/All Purpose Crane only, then only the respective written exam may be taken.

Written Examinations Offered:

For more information on NCCER Crane Operator Certification
Candidate Handbook

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length: 2 days

The Basic Rigger safely uses and recognizes the limitations of chain, synthetic, metal mesh, and wire rope slings as well as specific rigging hardware to include: hooks and similar attaching devices, shackles, wire rope clips, clamps, eyebolts, softeners, and taglines. The Basic Rigger identifies common load configurations and positioning and demonstrates specific knowledge of crane operations including voice and radio communications (as defined in ASME B30.2, ASME B30.3, ASME B30.5, ASME B30.6), personal fall protection methods, emergency procedures, and hazards and restrictions with working in proximity to overhead electric lines and equipment.

Attend and you will learn:

  • Rigging Standards and how they are used. (ASME-ANSI-OSHA)
  • Levels of Inspections- What level are you?
  • Who should be your inspector and what does it mean to be a competent person?
  • How to do a proper inspection on Slings and Hardware...
  • Wire Rope-how to use it. Lifting Slings versus turn back applications.
  • Nylon Web Slings-the do’s and do not’s associated with them.
  • Poly Round Slings- Benefits and Limitations
  • Hardware-Wire Rope Clips, Shackles, Hooks, Eye Bolts, Swivel Hoist Rings.
  • Chain- from basic chain to Alloy chain slings.
  • D/d ratio-s how they applied with wire rope, eyes in the slings.
  • Sling Angles and how they determined and the effects on the slings
  • Hitches and how they are applied.
  • Center of Gravity. Fundamentals.
  • How to correct loads heavier on one side-why it’s more than just moving slings.

Recommended for:
Riggers with less than 1 year experience who are seeking nationally recognized NCCER Certification.

CANDIDATES:
You are required to download the NCCER Rigger Certification Program—Candidate Handbook

Course Format:
Day 1 - Prep Class
Day 2 - Written Assessment & Performance Verification

For more information on NCCER Rigger Certification:
Website: NCCER Rigger Certification
Resources include:

  • Load Charts
  • Sling Capacity
  • Rigger Candidate Handbook

Classroom TrainingIn House

In addition to being knowledgeable in all basic and intermediate rigger tasks, the advanced rigger must also demonstrate advanced level of proficiency in all the rigger tasks. The advanced rigger performs specific rigging operations as they relate to blind hoists, traveling with a load, working in close quarters, and lift procedures for personnel. The advanced rigger applies specific rigging criteria from the manufacturer or equipment representative to the safe and appropriate methods of erection, dismantling, jumping, and reconfiguring of cranes. The advanced rigger also applies specific rigging criteria for lifting a single load with multiple cranes. The advanced rigger is advanced rigger identifies and interpret load indicator and safety.

This course is for people with prior rigging experience only.

Attend and you will learn:

  • Identify all major crane components
  • Explain the function of major components
  • Explain and use recommended hand signals
  • Explain and apply all recommended safety procedures
  • Perform all recommended operating procedures
  • Correctly make precision lifts
  • Understand crane control operations (AC or DC)
  • We will take an in-depth look at ASME B30 regulations and OSHA rigging standards.
  • We include covering manual lever operate hoists, rigging hardware and key inspection criteria.
  • We discuss and create lift plans based on student's actual environments.
  • Advanced rigging calculations will include turning loads and center of gravity for irregular loads.
  • Rigging inspection will include hands-on with positive and negative examples.

Recommended for:
Experienced Riggers only who are seeking nationally recognized NCCER Certification.

CANDIDATES:
You are required to download the NCCER Rigger Certification Program—Candidate Handbook

Course Format:
Days 1 & 2 - Prep Class
Day 3 - Written Assessment & Performance Verification

For more information on NCCER Rigger Certification:
Website: NCCER Rigger Certification
Resources include:

  • Load Charts
  • Sling Capacity
  • Rigger Candidate Handbook

Classroom TrainingIn House
Length:

NCCER's Signal Person Certification Program consists of assessments and practical examinations that meet or exceed current ASME B30 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC.

Questions about Safety Courses? Contact Bill Stricker | (704)372-1450 ext. 5213