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Core Curriculum

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ISBN-10: 0136086365

ISBN-13: 9780136086369

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: NCCER

List price: $91.20
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DESCRIPTIONThis exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, and Basic Employability Skills. A new module titled Introduction to Materials Handling has also been added!Instructor SupplementsInstructors: Product supplements may be ordered directly through OASIS at http://oasis.pearson.com . For more information contact your Pearson NCCER/Contren Sales Specialist at…    
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Book details

List price: $91.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Description
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, and Basic Employability Skills
A new module titled Introduction to Materials Handling has also been added!
Table of Contents
00101-09 Basic Safety (12.5 Hours)
Complies with OSHA-10 training requirements
Explains the safety obligations of workers, supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe workplace
Discusses the causes and results of accidents and the impact of accident costs
Defines safe work procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment, and working with hazardous chemicals
Identifies other potential construction hazards, including hazardous material exposures, welding and cutting hazards and confined spaces
00102-09 Introduction to Construction Math (10 Hours)
Reviews basic mathematical functions and explains their applications to the construction trades
Explains how to use and read various length measurement tools, including standard and metric rulers and tape measures, and the architect's and engineer's scales
Explains decimal-fraction conversions and the metric system, using practical examples
Also reviews basic geometry as applied to common shapes and forms
00103-09 Introduction to Hand Tools (10 Hours)
Introduces trainees to hand tools that are widely used in the construction industry, such as hammers, saws, levels, pullers, and clamps
Explains the specific applications of each tool and shows how to use them properly
Also discusses important safety and maintenance issues related to hand tools
00104-09 Introduction to Power Tools (10 Hours)
Provides detailed descriptions of commonly used power tools, such as drills, saws, grinders, and sanders
Reviews applications, proper use, safety, and maintenance
Many illustrations show power tools used in on-the-job settings
00105-09 Introduction to Construction Drawings (10 Hours)
Familiarizes trainees with basic terms for construction drawings, components, and symbols
Explains the different types of drawings (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, electrical, and fire protection) and instructs trainees on how to interpret and use drawing dimensions
Four oversized drawings are included
00106-09 Basic Rigging (15 Elective Hours)
Explains how ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, and cranes are used move material and equipment from one location to another on a job site
Describes inspection techniques and load-handling safety practices
Also reviews American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals
00107-09 Basic Communication Skills (7.5 Hours)
Provides trainees with techniques for communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors
Includes practical examples that emphasize the importance of verbal and written information and instructions on the job
Also discusses effective telephone and e-mail communication skills
00108-09 Basic Employability Skills (7.5 Hours)
Identifies the roles of individuals and companies in the construction industry
Introduces trainees to critical thinking and problem solving skills and computer systems and their industry applications
Also reviews effective relationship skills, effective self-presentation, and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse
NEW! 00109-09 Introduction to Materials Handling (5 Hours)
Recognizes hazards associated with materials handling and explains proper materials handling techniques and procedures
Also introduces materials handling equipment, and identifies appropriate equipment for common job-site tasks