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Industrial/Construction Safety

  • Spring 2021
  • Section All
  • 2 Credits
  • 01/11/2021 to 05/10/2021
  • Modified 12/16/2020


This course covers safety in the industrial workplace and on construction worksites. Included are local, state and federal safety regulations. The focus will be on the prevention of accidents but will teach the correct response if an accident should occur. First aid, CPR/AED certificates will be issued upon successful completion. (F, Sp, Su)


Prerequisite Courses: None
Placement Scores: Reading Level 3 and Writing Level 2

Course Note: This course requires students to be certified in CPR and First Aid as part of the course grade. Training will occur as part of traditional on-campus sections. On-line students have the option of attending CPR and First Aid sessions at LCC's West Campus. OSHA 10 certification is also offered in Face-to-Face sections only as OSHA does not allow certification through an on-line class. Students who cannot travel to LCC will need to make other arrangements to become certified.  Additional costs may be incurred if the scheduled CPR & First Aid sessions are not used.  

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Course Topics

  1. Safety Regulations
  2. Personal Protective Equipment and Practices
  3. Basic Electrical Safety
  4. Lockout Procedures
  5. Confined Space Regulations
  6. Materials Handling
  7. Hand Tools and Power Tools
  8. Fire Safety
  9. Building/Facility Safety
  10. Maintenance Clean-up
  11. Basic First Aid
  12. Certifications:  CPR, AED, Basic First Aid

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the scope and application of the following as they apply to both industrial and construction worksites:
    1. OSHA regulations
    2. MIOSHA regulations
    3. MSDS requirements
    4. QS and ISO certifications
    5. Accident investigation
    6. NFPA standards
  2. Describe the importance and use of personal protective equipment and practices in various trades:
    1. Safety glasses with side shields and face shields
    2. Earplugs, gloves, a work helmet, and protective sleeves
    3. Safety shoes and coveralls
    4. Respirator
    5. Various types of respiratory equipment and when each is required
    6. When to provide ventilation to welding areas to prevent the build up of dangerous fumes and gases
    7. Arc flash protection
    8. Harness and lanyard
    9. Lock-out/tag-out safety locks
    10. Bump cap
  3. Describe appropriate safety procedures around energized:
    1. Cord safety
    2. Circuit components (source, path, load)
    3. Circuit breakers, fuses and ground fault interrupters
  4. Demonstrate the use of lock-out procedures by:
    1. Locating procedures and regulations (OSHA, MIOSHA, and facility)
    2. Performing electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic, and gas lock-outs
    3. Explaining captive key system
    4. Describing zero power guidelines
  5. Explain and demonstrate confined space regulations by:
    1. Locating procedures, permits, and regulations
    2. Safely using a gas detector
    3. Describing enclosed lighting
    4. Describing the role of the "safety watcher"
    5. Describing the need for air exchangers
    6. Performing lock-out/tag-out procedures
    7. Modeling the use of various rescue devices
    8. Modeling the use of a respirator
    9. Applying specific job knowledge when necessary
  6. Explain and demonstrate materials handling by:
    1. Identifying appropriate procedures and regulations (OSHA, MIOSHA, HAZ-MAT, and facility)
    2. Locating MSDS sheets
    3. Identifying storage requirements
    4. Conducting a site survey
    5. Identifying hazardous materials placarding
    6. Describing the safe and legal disposal of hazardous materials
    7. Describing how to handle, secure and store gas cylinders
    8. Describing safe lifting techniques both manually and with moving equipment
    9. Describing basic rigging techniques and when they are needed
    10. Describing the danger of sharp edges and corners
    11. Describing the dangers of different types of compressed gas
  7. Explain the safe use of hand tools and small power tools by:
    1. Describing why planned maintenance of tools and equipment is important
    2. Describing the safe operation of commonly used hand and power tools
    3. Describing good electrical safety practices
    4. Listing rules for extension cords and portable power tools
    5. Listing the rules for ladder safety
  8. Explain the use of basic fire safety by:
    1. Identifying appropriate procedures and regulations (OSHA, MIOSHA, facility).
    2. Describing hot work permits.
    3. Describing how to protect against fire when welding.
    4. Operating basic firefighting equipment including the different types of common fire extinguishers.
    5. Identifying types of fire hazards.
    6. Identifying the correct fire-fighting agent to fire.
  9. Explain the basics of building/facility safety by:
    1. Identifying evacuation procedures and regulations
    2. Identifying main shut-off locations
    3. Identifying shelter locations
    4. Identifying main shut-off locations for electric, gas, and water
  10. Explain the importance of maintenance clean-up methods by:
    1. Describing general housekeeping to prevent slips and falls
    2. Identifying specific clean-up materials and supplies
    3. Describing maintenance, clean-up and recycling methods
    4. Describing the benefits of recycling
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of basic first aid by:
    1. Locating emergency phone numbers
    2. Describing how to provide general first aid for cuts, scrapes, etc.
    3. Describing the three classifications of burns and the emergency steps that should be taken to treat each of them
    4. Locating blood-borne pathogens kit
  12. Fulfill certification requirements or provide proof of certification in:
    1. CPR
    2. AED
    3. Basic First Aid
    4. OSHA 10 (only offered in Face-to-Face sections and does not figure in the final grade)



Student Electronic Access to Grades

D2L is the College’s Course Management System which includes a gradebook function allowing students access to their grades in order to receive timely and meaningful feedback on their progress in the course at any time. These grades will align with the Evaluation Criteria listed in this syllabus. D2L is accessed through the MyLCC page.

Whenever practicable, results for graded items should be posted electronically within 48 hours after the instructor has completed the grading process for the items, and final grades for the course should be entered no later than the specified grading day.


Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Assignments 20%
Final Exam 25%
Other 20%

CPR & First Aid Certification
CPR = 10%, First Aid = 10%

Quizzes 0% to 50%
Additional Information

This course is equivalent to all other safety courses offered in the Technical Careers Division.  Successful completion of ELTE 102 will also be considered successfully completing HVAC 102, METS 102 and WELD 102.


College Standard




College Grading Standards

Recommended Guidelines for Student Grades

4.0  --- Excellent

4.0     ---     91 – 100%

3.5  --- ---------

3.5     ---     86 – 90%

3.0  --- Good

3.0     ---     81 – 85%

2.5  --- ---------

2.5     ---     76 – 80%

2.0  --- Satisfactory

2.0     ---     71 – 75%

1.5  --- ---------

1.5     ---     66 – 70%

1.0  --- Poor

1.0     ---     60 – 65%

0.0  --- --------

0.0     ---       0 – 59%

Course Policies

Class Attendance/Participation


Extra Credit

Extra credit may be available in this course. This information is provided by the section instructor.

Institutional Policies

Transfer Potential

For transfer information, please consult the LCC Transfer webpage.  In addition, the Michigan Transfer Network website allows students the ability to search courses and discover how those courses transfer to colleges and universities statewide.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) simplifies the transfer of students from one Michigan institution to another. For the most current information, see the LCC General Education webpage.

For additional transfer information contact the Academic Advising Center in the Gannon Building - Star Zone, (517) 483-1904.

Disability Statement

Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Center for Student Access, Gannon Building, Star Zone - Center for Student Support, via the Center for Student Access website, or by calling (517) 483-5323 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines

LCC supports a positive learning environment that provides opportunities for student success. The College recognizes the value and importance of a safe and orderly learning environment that encourages honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct. The Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the College community, as well as aid in the efficient operation of College programs. In addition, the College has established procedures for addressing reports of alleged violations.                 

It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with, and abide by, the Student Code of Conduct, as well as the General Rules and Guidelines. Furthermore, the instructor may establish reasonable guidelines within the classroom environment. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines may be reported to the Office of Student Compliance.

Enrollment Verification

Class attendance and participation are essential to student success. Instructors will update class rosters by the 8th day after the start date of sections less than 8 weeks long, and by the 15th day after the start date of sections 8 weeks or longer to accurately reflect student enrollment in each course. Students who have not attended by these dates may be administratively dropped and responsible for any required tuition and fee charges.

Academic Success Coaches

At Lansing Community College, student success is our top priority.  Our Academic Success Coaches mentor students to help them meet their educational, personal and career goals.  LCC faculty or staff may refer you to an Academic Success Coach if they recognize that mentoring or assistance may be helpful to you. Please monitor your LCC email for referral notifications.  Your participation in academic success coaching is voluntary.

In addition, we encourage you to contact an Academic Success Coach on your own if you need help, guidance or assistance to reach your goals.  To contact an Academic Success Coach, call (517) 483-1422, email [email protected], or visit the Academic Success Coaching Team website for more information.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Sarah Velez, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1874; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

Compliance with COVID-19 Safety Precautions

All students, employees and visitors have a part to play in keeping the LCC community safe.  Everyone entering campus is required to adhere to the safety measures as outlined on the Spring Refresh 2021 webpage. Reports of noncompliance will be submitted to the Student Compliance Office for appropriate action.  Students with questions or concerns should email [email protected].

Media Release Statement

Photographs, pictures, slides, movies, video, or other media coverage of students may be taken for College-related business, in connection with their enrollment or participation in LCC activities without compensation from LCC, its Trustees, officers, directors, employees, students and agents of each of them, and photographs, pictures, slides, movies, video, or other media coverage of students may be used for any legal purposes.

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