Instructor: Bonnie Prinse
Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: 0611561
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Course Description


This course details the increasing numbers of women that enter the construction trades, and that concerns about their health and safety are growing. In addition to the primary safety and health hazards faced by all construction workers, there are safety and health issues specific to female construction workers. Safety and health problems in construction create barriers to women entering and remaining in this field. In turn, the small numbers of women workers on construction worksites foster an environment in which these safety and health problems arise or continue.

 



Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the workplace culture and hostile workplace
  • Identify the serious problem of sexual harassment
  • Understand hazard reporting and the link to job security
  • Discuss personal protective equipment
  • Explain ergonomics and reproductive hazards
  • Discuss health and safety training, injury and illness
  • Comprehend the recommendations by OSHA


Instructor Bio


Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”



Other Approvals


Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: CILB 0611561