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Presenter: Michael “Craig” Gipe, CSP, CHST

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Charleston, WV

Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
600 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-344-4092

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

Overview of Construction Safety Hazards, Statistics and 
OSHA Requirements

   Primary construction-related hazards
   Construction-related illnesses and injuries
   Complying with OSHA administrative regulations

 Fall Prevention/Restraint

   Elevated platforms and work surfaces
   Guardrail systems 
   Fall arrest systems

Ladders and Stairways

   Types of ladders 
   Proper set-up and use of ladders
   Complying with stairway regulations

Trenching and Excavation

   Excavation professionals 
   Allowable slopes
   Trench protection systems
   Trench egress systems

Scaffolds and Elevated Surfaces

   Types of scaffolds
   Assembling, moving and using scaffolds
   Protection on elevated surfaces

Use of Cranes

   Types of cranes
   Verifying load capacity 
   Moving loads

Hazard Communication Systems

   Overview of chemical hazards
   Obtaining and maintaining material safety data sheets (MSDS)
   Employee training
   Spill control and response

Electrical Safety

   Electrical equipment and inspection
   Lockout/tagout systems
   Overhead power lines

Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Culture

   General worksite requirements
   Specific requirements for tasks
   Tips for creating and maintaining a safe workplace

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW (Public Protection) continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in West Virginia.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education purposes.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Michael “Craig” Gipe, CSP, CHST

Owner of SafetyCraig Consulting

Mr. Gipe is a Kentucky native who grew up in Owensboro. He attended the University of Kentucky and Murray State University (MSU) and graduated from MSU with a BS degree in Occupational Safety and Health in 1996. In 2002 Mr. Gipe, started SafetyCraig Consulting. He is one of only a few consultants in the state who hold the CSP certification. SafetyCraig Consulting is an organization focused on providing high-quality occupational health and safety management services for industrial and construction organizations and businesses. The mission of the organization is to help companies reduce incidents and accidents through implementation of modern safety management systems. More can be found about SafetyCraig Consulting at www.SafetyCraig.com.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.