Tools and Shop Safety

Course Number: CT 101
Transcript Title: Tools and Shop Safety
Created: March 25, 2021
Updated: March 25, 2021
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

MTH 60 or MTH 98, RD 90, WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores

Course Description

Explores hand tools and power tools used in the construction trades. Identifies common tools and how to select the correct tool for the task. Introduces ladders and scaffolding and their safe use. Covers common fall hazards – how to recognize and control them to protect yourself. Prerequisites: MTH 60 or MTH 98, RD 90, WR 90 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Safely and effectively operate hand and power tools used in the construction industry.
  2. Maintain hand and power tools for safe, effective use and longevity.
  3. Utilize life line for fall protection.
  4. Identify ladder types and maintenance procedures for safe use.
  5. Apply scaffolding safety rules when assembling the components of a scaffold.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through a combination of hands-on and written assessments.  Priority is given to hands-on proficiency based assessment in an environment that requires demonstration of skills necessary for success in industry.

Texts and Materials

Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition, Wagner, Smith

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Safely and effectively operate hand and power tools used in the construction industry.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
  • Keep power cords from presenting a tripping hazard
  • Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) or an assured grounding for all power tools
  • Practice proper transport of tools
  • Hand tools to be introduced include, but are not limited to measuring tape and measuring, clamps/grip tools, types and uses for hammers, screwdrivers, pliers.
  • Power tools to be introduced include, but not limited to band saw, miter saw, table saw, circular saw, drill press, planer, jointer, router, boring machine, belt sander, nail guns, air compressor¬†
Outcome #2: Maintain hand and power tools for safe, effective use and longevity.
  • Clean tools before storing
  • Recognize lubrication needs of select tools
  • Inspect tools before use
Outcome #3: Utilize life line for fall protection
  • Recognizing situations that indicate the need for the use of a life line
  • Properly apply personal fall arrest systems
  • Utilize fall protection systems and their components
Outcome #4: Identify ladder types and maintenance procedures for safe use
  • Perform proper ladder placement
  • Maintain a ladder for safe use
  • Apply correct, safe procedures for erecting ladders and extensions
Outcome #5: Apply scaffolding safety rules when assembling the components of a scaffold
  • Follow OSHA standards for assembling and disassembling scaffolding
  • Identify double-pole and single-pole scaffolds
  • Identify components of a scaffold assembly and erection
  • Describe the purpose and use of roof brackets for steep slopes
  • Utilize a trestle jack