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Field Safety


Field Safety is designed for any learner who will complete or oversee job tasks, whether they are craft professionals, crew leaders, safety supervisors or superintendents. The Field Safety curriculum covers the rules and safeguards needed to work safely on any job site, such as hazard communication, electrical safety, and heavy equipment, forklift, and crane safety.

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2013, 2nd Edition
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Curriculum Details

2nd Edition
Total Recommended Hours
Competencies & Objectives Lists
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Introduction to Safety
10 Hours

Module ID 75101-13: Presents basic safety concepts and explains the difference between regulatory compliance and best practices. Introduces OSHA and explains how accidents affect everyone on a job site. Provides an overview of common jobsite hazards, including walking and working surfaces, temperature extremes, fire prevention, and tool safety. Identifies the elements of a hazard communication system and describes the types of information found on a product’s safety data sheet (SDS).

Confined Spaces and Excavations
5 Hours

Module ID 75120-13: Covers safety precautions related to work in confined spaces, including the responsibilities and duties of each member of the confined-space entry team. It also covers the safety hazards and safeguards required when working in an excavation, including an explanation of various trenching supports and soil types.

Work-Zone Safety
5 Hours

Module ID 75104-13: Introduces the signs, signals, and barricades found on various job sites, and covers highway work-zone safety requirements.

Electrical Safety
5 Hours

Module ID 75121-13: Describes the basic precautions necessary to avoid electrical shock, arc, and blast hazards. It also describes the lockout/tagout procedure.

Working from Elevations
5 Hours

Module ID 75122-13: Explains the use of fall-protection equipment. Covers safety precautions related to elevated work surfaces, including ladders, scaffolding, and aerial lifts.

Steel Erection
2.5 Hours

Module ID 75110-13: Covers common safety precautions related to steel-erection work, including controlled decking zones, hazardous materials and equipment precautions, tool safety, and appropriate personal protective equipment.

Heavy Equipment, Forklift, and Crane Safety
5 Hours

Module ID 75123-13: Covers the safety hazards and precautions necessary when working near heavy equipment. Presents general safety requirements for the use of forklifts and cranes.

Concrete and Masonry
2.5 Hours

Module ID 75119-13: Describes the personal protective equipment that must be used when working with concrete and masonry as well as the common jobsite and health hazards associated with this type of work.

Introduction to Materials Handling
5 Hours

Module ID 75124-13: Explains the safety precautions required when transporting, handling, rigging, stacking, and storing various types of loads. It also covers safe lifting procedures.

Instructor Resources

Instructor Toolbox

NCCER’s Instructor Toolbox provides easy access to important instructional resources for your training program. You’ll find downloadable course planning tools, examples of classroom activities and projects, and instructor tips and best practices to help you enhance your program.

Instructor Requirements

Safety Instructor Certification

NCCER requires instructors to be certified through its Instructor Certification Training Program

(ICTP) in order to deliver its safety training and offer training credentials to their trainees.

In order to obtain certification, candidates seeking certification to teach Basic Safety (CSSO), Field Safety or Safety Technology must:

Successfully complete NCCER’s Instructor Certification Training Program online training course, and be employed or endorsed by an NCCER Accredited Training Program, and demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • Minimum of journey-level or technician-level in their area of expertise
  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a certified teacher in a vocational/technical construction, maintenance, or pipeline-related training program

Construction Site Safety Master (CSSM) Certification

The CSSM is the highest level of instructor certification within the Construction Site Safety Program.  CSSM instructors are certified to teach any NCCER safety module or curricula.

In order to earn this certification, candidates must fulfill at least one of the following education and training requirements:

  • Current certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as an Associate Safety Professional or a Certified Safety Professional (valid certification number required for verification)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in safety from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) approved program and four years of professional safety experience
  • Any Bachelor’s degree (4 or more years, AA/AS not applicable) with a minimum of five years of full-time safety experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of full-time safety experience
  • Safety resume documenting safety experience

Once the above requirements are met, candidates must complete the ICTP and submit the CSSM Verification of Qualifications form (include link) through their Accredited Training Program.