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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Health and Safety (BC65) or (GCC111)

35 hours (1 week).
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.

September 2002 - March 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize where and how falls occur; demonstrate familiarity with available types of fall protection systems and where, when, and how these protection measures should be used; explain basic principles and elements constituting a safe work zone; identify and define physical and health hazards and toxicity of chemicals; recognize an emergency and take appropriate steps to prevent further injury; perform basic first aid and secure the injured person(s) until emergency personnel arrive; identify and practice standard precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission; and apply simple ergonomic principles and procedures to reduce the risk of injury to the muscles, tendons, nerves, and joints of the arms, legs, and backs.


This course creates awareness of the most prevalent hazards associated with construction sites and provides apprentices with the knowledge and skills necessary to help minimize the consequences of injury. Instruction covers the federal regulatory requirements that govern worksite safety and conditions (OSHA) and the following topics: First Aid and CPR, blood borne pathogens, and general ergonomics (effective ways to work to prevent injury and Cumulative Trauma Disorders). All training is conducted by OSHA-certified instructors.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry or Construction Technology (11/07) (2/13 revalidation). NOTE: If taken with Introduction to Carpentry Principles (BC00) or (GCC122), in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours as Technical Elective in Carpentry or Construction Technology (2/13).