CM 400 – Risk Management & Construction Safety
South Dakota State University – College of Engineering
Dept. of Construction Operations and Management
Construction Management Program
Course Description: Causes and effects of risk loss in construction and methods of minimizing risk with effective management strategies. What is construction safety and why we need to effectively manage it.
Prerequisites: Senior standing
Textbook Required: Essentials of Safety Trainee Workbook for Construction and Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1926 Construction Industry
Textbook Recommended: Essentials of Safety Construction Training and Reference Guide
The graduated percentage breakdown for the final grade will be the following: 93-100%, A; 85-92%, B; 84-77%, C; 70-76%, D: 69% and below, F.
Dishonesty in homework, quizzes or exams will be handled as outlined in the Academic Honesty Policy. Exam or quiz answers that are copied from another student will receive zeros
Make Up Policy: Make up exams are entitled due to official off-campus trips. A documented request must be submitted with sufficient notice prior to missing an exam. Missing an exam due to an emergency medical problem or special circumstances will require a statement from a medical professional. Instructor discretion will determine whether a quiz and homework may be made up. All assignments must be turned in by the designated time. One letter grade will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.
Freedom in Learning: Under Board of Regents and University policy, student academic performance may be evaluated solely on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards. Students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any coarse of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled. A student who believes that an academic evaluation reflects prejudiced or capricious consideration of student opinions or conduct unrelated to academic standards should first contact the instructor of the course to initiate a review of the evaluation. If the student remains unsatisfied, the student may contact the department head and /or dean of the college which offers the class to initiate a review of the evaluation.
ADA Statement: Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks, Coordinator of Disability Services (605-688-4504 or Fax, 605-688-4987) to privately discuss your specific needs. The Office of Disability Services is located in room 065, the Student Union.
CM 400 Assignments
Job Hazard Analysis: Select an activity relating to construction, analyze the job, put the analysis in written format that matches one of the generally accepted styles, and make a presentation in class. Placed in D2L Drop Box
Safety Plan: Each student will submit an effective safety plan.
Safety Presentation: Each group shall present an hour long safety meeting. The meeting shall be on one of the major class topics. The Power Point and or other documentation of the presentation is due in the D2L drop box the day of the presentation. The presentation shall be 10 minutes per person, a two person group shall have a presentation a minimum of 20 minutes. Videos may be included in the presentation but be limited to half of the total presentation time.
• Tip of the Day
• New article or fatal fact summary
• Group activities/interaction
Class assignments: Each person will be present a short tip of the day and summary of a new article during the week.
• Tip of the Day
• News article or fatal fact summary
Final Project: Safety Portfolio shall consist of two illustrations (original photographs) of safety violations for each subpart in OSHA 1926 regulations. Each illustration shall have a caption explaining the OSHA violation, and site the specific OSHA regulation. The subparts include: C, D, E, F, H, J, K, L, M, P, X, and (O, W, G). only two pictures are required for O, W, and G.
General items to note:
• Rubrics for the above assignments follow.
• Assignments will be due as assigned in class and on D2L. Late work will not be accepted.
• These presentation assignments must be presented in class on the selected date and time. Also a document for each presentation must be submitted in D2L the day the assignment/s are made in class.
CM 400 – Presentation Rubric
Criteria Score Superior Excellent Good Fair Poor
Analysis-Supporting Evidence 20 point
Evidence clearly supported the assertion/thesis relating to chosen safety topic Evidence and quotes were sufficient. Include reference to OSHA regulations 16 point
Evidence and quotes clearly supported the chosen safety topic but were not enough. reflective of the impact of sustainability on MEP 12 point
Assertion/thesis relating to the chosen safety topic was supported by limited evidence/quotes. Some are improperly cited. 8 points
One or two improperly cited quotes that support assertion/thesis statements relating to the chosen safety topic 0 points
No properly cited quotes that support assertion/thesis statement relating to the chosen safety topic
Organization 20 points
Had an introduction that hooked the listening. Also had a clear beginning, middle, and end. Presentation flowed well. 16 points
Introduction was interesting. Had a beginning, middle and end. Presentation was developed and transitioned well. 12 points
The presenter/s tried to create an introduction to grab the listeners’ attention. Some transitions were used, the argument had been made but the structure was poorly developed. 8 points
Introduction was trite, showing little originality. The presentation jumped from topic to topic with little or no apparent organization 0 points
Unacceptable. There was a total lack of structure.
Power Point appearance 20 points
Poster or slides are original work, clear and easy to read. Content was completely presented 16 points
Most of the slides were original work, clear and easy to read. Content was completely presented 12 points
Some of the slides original work, were clear and easy to read from all location in the room 8 points
Little of the or few slides were original work, clear and easy to read from all locations in the room 2 points
Unacceptable, none of slides were original work, clear or readable
Activities to involve students 20 point
Elements were incorporated into the presentation which caused great student interactions/conversations 16 points
The elements to encourage student involvement were rough but students responded well. 12 points
The elements to encourage student involvement were rough but students had minimal response 8 points
An effort was made to involve students in the presentation but not students responded 2 point
There was no effort to involve students nor did students responded or get involved in the presentation
Presentation 10 points
Presenter/s spoke fluently showing strong understanding of the topic and did not read any of the slides 9-points
Presenter/s spoke fluently showing good understanding of the topic and did not read any of the slides 7 points
Presenter/s spoke fluently showing good understanding of the topic and read some of off the slides 5 point
Presenter/s had a poor presence , fumbled with the information and read some of the information off the slide/power point 0 points
Presenter had a poor presence , fumbled with the information and read all the information off the slide/power point
Facts-website sources are found and believable 10 points
All websites cited can be found, and are from “reputable” websites 8-points
All websites cited can be found, and most are from “reputable” websites. 6 points
All websites cited can be found. Only some are from “reputable” websites 4 points
One website cited cannot be found. Only some are from “reputable” websites 2 points
More than 1 website referenced cannot be found.