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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Safety in Construction

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and NPTEL via Swayam


This course aims to make the students well-versed with the latest safety and health regulations and the Indian Standards applicable to the construction industry.
At the end of this course, the students will be able to plan, assess, analyze and manage the hazardous construction project sites.
Civil Engineering StudentsPREREQUISITES : Not requiredINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Any Construction Industry



1:Basic terminology in safety, types of injuries, safety pyramid2:Accident patterns, theories of accident-causation3:Planning for safety budget, safety culture4:Introduction to OSHA regulations5:Role of stakeholders in safety6:Site safety programs - Job hazard analysis, accident investigation & accident indices-violation, penalty7:Safety during construction, alteration, demolition works – Earthwork, steel construction, temporary structures, masonry & concrete construction, cutting & welding8:SoPs (Safe Operating Procedures) – Construction equipment, materials handling-disposal & hand tools9:Other hazards – fire, confined spaces, electrical safety10:BIM & safety

Taught by

Prof. J. Uma Maheswari

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    Safety in construction equips one with the knowledge of managing working in areas that tend to be risky in the process of working.

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