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Presenter: Von M. Griggs-Laws

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

The Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: 817-465-6661

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 Safety Equipment

   Obtaining and promoting its use

Ethical Issues and Safety Culture

   Worksite cultures that don’t promote safety
   Empowering employees to promote safety
   Safety ethics case study

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs, Including 1.0 Ethics Hour

     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     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, including 1.0 ethics hour, to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW CEPHs/continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event 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 (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700),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 contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

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.


Von M. Griggs-Laws

Von M. Griggs-Laws is an inspirational certified safety & health professional and consultant who possesses over 30 years of occupational health, safety and environmental experience in various industries. She has received the coveted CSHO certificate and is an adjunct instructor at Texas A&M/TEEX and OSHA Region VI. She is a presenter for NST/Skillpath providing seminar training for compliance standards as well as coaching leadership & management skills for women.

Her safety and health career began while serving with the United States Air Force (USAF) as a safety craftsman, where she earned several awards and medals during her 20-year military career. She is a retired disabled veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Attendees and participants in her seminars and trainings benefit from her knowledge, compassion, enthusiasm and unique ability to immediately put her audience at ease through practical, personal life experiences.

Ms. Griggs-Laws has been published in USAF publications, industry magazines and is a contributor to the National Safety Council. She has a bachelor of applied science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and an associate of applied science degree in Safety from the Community College of the Air Force. She holds numerous certifications: NCTRCA M/WBE and DBE; OSHA Instructor (General Industry and Construction Safety, Oil and Gas); PEC Safeland/Safegulf /SEMS Instructor; Certified Safety & Health Official/CSHO Texas A&M; Certified Government Environmental Specialist, WHO; Safety Trained Supervisor/SCHEST and National Safety Council Drug and Alcohol Defensive Driving Instructor.

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.