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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Safety in Construction

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and NPTEL via Swayam

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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.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Civil Engineering StudentsPREREQUISITES : Not requiredINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Any Construction Industry


Week 1: Basic terminology in safety, types of injuries, safety pyramidWeek 2: Accident patterns, theories of accident-causationWeek 3: Planning for safety budget, safety cultureWeek 4: Introduction to OSHA regulations; Role of stakeholders in safetyWeek 5: Site safety programs - Job hazard analysis, accident investigation & accident indices-violation, penaltyWeek 6: Safety during construction, alteration, demolition works – Earthwork, steel construction, temporary structures, masonry & concrete construction, cutting & weldingWeek 7: SoPs (Safe Operating Procedures) – Construction equipment, materials handling-disposal & hand toolsWeek 8: Other hazards – fire, confined spaces, electrical safety; BIM & safety

Taught by

Prof. J. Uma Maheswari


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  • The leading safety hazards on construction sites include falls, being caught between objects, electrocutions, and being struck by objects. These hazards have caused injuries and deaths on construction sites throughout the world.

    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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