A Revolutionary Training Intitiative
Presented by TEXO

About the Program

TEXO’s Safety First program is a hands-on, interactive orientation for commercial construction employees in all divisions so they can learn the essentials of jobsite safety. This unique program provides an industry specific orientation in safety which all commercial contractors can use. Endorsed by industry leaders in the field of construction safety, during each instructional session, participants handle the equipment they are being trained to understand and operate. Participants also have real-time conversations with the instructor and other class participants on the components of each module.

Training Details

The program consists of 10 modules (see below) covering a variety of construction safety and health topics which workers may encounter at a construction site. At the end of every module, participants are given a quiz to test their knowledge and comprehension of the material presented.

Course Details

Module 1

  • General Project Safety Rules
  • Workplace Housekeeping

Module 2

  • Drug Education
  • GHS (Hazard Materials)

Module 3

  • Fall Protection Awareness
  • Stairways & Ladders - Subpart X

Module 4

  • Welding, Cutting & Brazing - 29 CFR 1910 - Subpart Q
  • Fire Protection & Prevention - CFR 1926 - Subpart F

Module 5

  • Scaffolds

Module 6

  • Electrical Safety - Subpart K
  • Hand & Power Tools

Module 7

  • Motorized Equipment
  • Forklifts
  • Loaders
  • Backhoes
  • Site Traffic

Module 8

  • Excavation & Trenching - Subpart P

Module 9

  • Confined Spaces

Module 10

  • What Every Employee Needs to Know about 1926.1400, "The Crane Standard"

The Safety First program covers the required 7.5 hours of the OSHA 10-Hour program. Upon successful completion of the Safety First program, participants have the option to return on a Friday to attend the 2.5 hours General OSHA information session. Upon completion of the General OSHA information session, the participant(s) will receive their OSHA 10-hour card in the mail.

Schedule / Program Fee:

Safety First is offered Monday through Thursday in both English and Spanish at the Construction Education Foundation DFW Education Center (E. 14th St, Irving, TX 75063). The class meets 7.5 hours each day beginning at 7:30 am.

  • The program fee is $55 per person for TEXO’s Contractor members
  • The program fee is $75 per person for non-members
  • Non-members MUST pay in advance
  • Participants have the option to return to attend the 2.5 hour General OSHA information session.

Industry Benefits

TEXO’s Safety First program is intended to elevate the safety knowledge and safety performance of the commercial construction workforce in North and East Texas and in other geographic locations where our contractors have jobsites.

  A consistent and standard baseline of comprehensive safety training focusing on common safety issues and hazards in commercial construction

  High caliber safety training developed and delivered by TEXO that is open to all firms in the commercial construction industry

  Features hands-on and interactive sessions to increase comprehension

  Designed by top contractors and industry safety experts

  Qualified trainers delivering training in both English and Spanish

  Reduce or eliminate the number of incidents, near misses and fatalities so everyone can go home to their family injury free

Benefits to Customer/Owner

  • Construction Owners can request and on their jobsite know (via the personalized identification card) workers have received industry specific safety training
  • A safer workforce with fewer accidents and improved incident rates saves Owners money and prevents negative press

Benefits to General Contractor

  • Increased confidence in training subcontractors who have gone through TEXO’s Safety First Program – the new safety standard for the region and industry
  • Save company safety personnel time and money in training jobsite employees on the basics of jobsite safety
  • Offer their employees a convenient, cost-effective and comprehensive safety training program
  • A safer workforce leading to less accidents and improved incident rate improves productivity and morale
  • Project safety efforts are focused on hazards and initiatives specific to the project

Benefits to Subcontractor

  • Offer their employees a convenient, cost-effective and comprehensive safety training program potentially saving the firm time and money
  • A safer workforce leading to less accidents and improved incident rate improves productivity and morale
  • Earn the trust and confidence of General Contractors and Owners by having an employee-base well trained in the basics of construction safety
  • For employees who have completed TEXO’s Safety First Program, reduces the time it takes to get an employee on a jobsite and working

Benefits to Individual

  • Reduce or eliminate the number of incidents, near misses and fatalities so everyone can go home to their family injury free.
  • Don’t have to repeat training for different General Contractors

FAQ's

What is a hands-on interactive orientation?

During each instructional session, participants handle the equipment they are being trained to understand and operate. Participants have real-time conversations with the instructor and other class participants on the components of each module.

 
How long is the class and where and when will it be held?

The Safety First program is offered Monday through Thursday in both English and Spanish at the Construction Education Foundation DFW Education Center and other satellite locations and includes module testing with a required combined module score of 80%. The class meets 7.5 hours each day beginning at 7:30 am.

 
How much does TEXO’s Safety First program cost?

  • The program fee is $55 per person for TEXO Contractor members (lunch is included)
  • The program fee is $75 per person for non-members (lunch is included)
  • Non-members MUST pay in advance

 
Is additional training required?

The TEXO Safety First program covers the essentials of jobsite safety on commercial construction projects. Once an individual has completed the TEXO Safety First program, it is advisable the individual also receive any company-specific safety philosophy training, as well as site-specific training on the expectations and hazards at the particular job site the individual is working on.

 
Will I receive documentation I have taken and passed the Safety First Program?

Each participant in the program who successfully completes the 7.5 hour class will receive apicture identification card visually signifying their comprehension of the safety information presented. Participants must present a valid form of identification to receive their cards which is issued at the end of each class.

 
How long is TEXO’s Safety First orientation valid?

TEXO’s Safety First Program does not expire.

 
I lost my Safety First Identification Card, how can I get a replacement?

Contact TEXO. Cost: $15 replacement fee

 
Is there any additional cost to take the 2.5 hour General OSHA information session?

No.

 
If I take the 2.5 hour General OSHA information session, will I receive my OSHA 10-Hour card that day?

No. The card will come to your company in 8-12 weeks after course completion.

 
How long is the OSHA 10-Hour card valid?

Per OSHA, the 10-Hour card does not expire.

 
I lost my OSHA 10-Hour Card, how can I get a replacement?

If you obtained your 10-Hour card through TEXO’s Safety First Program, contact TEXO. A nominal fee of $30 is associated with replacing the card.

If you obtained your 10-Hour card through a different entity you must contact them directly. Possible fees may be associated with replacing the card.

 
Who is collecting the data to keep track of this information?

FC Background is partnering with TEXO on this initiative and will collect and track the data for each participant.

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