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REQUIRED FOR ALL LEVEL ONE CRAFTS
CORE CURRICULUM: INTRODUCTORY TO CRAFT SKILLS
SAFETY
RIGGING
Explains the safety obligations of workers,
supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe
workplace. Discusses the causes and results
of accidents and the dangers of rationalizing
risk. Reviews the role of company policies
and OSHA regulations in maintaining a safe
workplace. Introduces common job-site
hazards and protections such as lockout/
tagout, personal protective equipment
(PPE), and HazCom.
Explains how ropes, chains, hoists, loaders,
and cranes are used to move material and
equipment from one location to another on
a job site. Describes inspection techniques
and load-handling safety practices. Also
reviews American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) hand signals.
MATH
Reviews basic mathematical functions
such as adding, subtracting, dividing, and
multiplying whole numbers, fractions, and
decimals, and explains their applications to
the construction trades. Explains decimalfraction conversions and the metric system
using practical examples. Also reviews basic
geometry as applied to common shapes and
forms.
HAND TOOLS
Introduces trainees to hand tools that are
widely used in the construction industry,
such as hammers, saws, levels, pullers,
vises, and clamps. Explains the specific
applications of each tool and shows how to
use them properly. Also discusses important
safety and maintenance issues related to
hand tools.
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MATERIAL HANDLING
Recognizing hazards associated with
materials handling and explains proper
materials
handling
techniques
and
procedures. Also introduces materials
handling
equipment,
and
identifies
appropriate equipment for common job-site
tasks.
EMPLOYABILITY
Identifies the roles of individuals and
companies in the construction industry.
Introduces trainees to critical thinking,
problem solving skills, computer systems
and their industry applications. Also reviews
effective relationship skills, effective selfpresentation, and key workplace issues such
as sexual harassment, stress, and substance
abuse.
COMMUNICATION
Provides trainees with techniques for
communicating effectively with co-workers
and supervisors. Includes practical examples
that emphasize the importance of verbal and
written information and instructions on the
job. Also discusses effective telephone and
e-mail communication skills.
POWER TOOLS
Provides detailed descriptions of commonly
used power tools such as drills, saws,
grinders, and sanders. Reviews applications,
proper use, safety, and maintenance. Many
illustrations show power tools used in onthe-job settings.
DRAWINGS
Familiarizes trainees with basic blueprint
terms, components, and symbols. Explains
the different types of blueprint drawings
(civil, architectural, structural, mechanical,
plumbing / piping, and electrical) and
instructs the trainees on how to interpret and
use drawing dimensions.

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