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CAM Construction Classes Scheduled Through April

From now through April the Construction Association of Michigan is offering numerous classes at its CAMTEC facility, covering electrical hazards, OSHA standards, estimating, change orders, first aid, and more.

Listed chronologically the schedule is:


• Three Hour Residential Builders Continued Competency Course — Wednesday, March 22nd, 8:30-11:30a (one class) — All State of Michigan licensed builders requiring renewal by May 31st should take this mandatory refresher.  The class topics include: Law - Occupation Code / OSHA Safety / Building Codes Updates. Builders are required to own the current code book that is adopted in the state. To purchase a book, visit www.iccsafe.org/store

• Estimating — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, March 22-24, 9a-3p — The course provides an overall knowledge of construction cost estimating from the standpoint of a general contractor or construction manager. It will focus on procedures for basic quantity take-offs and pricing for most construction divisions from earthwork to electrical. An overview and demonstration of estimating tools and software will be conducted throughout the class.

• Three Hour Residential Builders Continued Competency Course — Wednesday, March 22nd, 1-4p (one class) — All State of Michigan licensed builders requiring renewal by May 31st should take this mandatory refresher.  The class topics include: Law - Occupation Code / OSHA Safety / Building Codes Updates. Builders are required to own the current code book that is adopted in the state. To purchase a book, visit www.iccsafe.org/store.

• OSHA 3095: Electrical Standards — Monday-Thursday, March 27-30th, 8a-5p — The four day course covers OSHA electrical standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Course topics include single and three-phase systems, cord and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA standards, policies, and procedures and applicable portions of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Students will participate in workshops on the safe and correct use of electrical testing equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to understand the severity of electrical current on the human body, recognize and evaluate actual and potential electrical hazards and reference the applicable OSHA standard, determine hazard abatement measures, and understand the proper use of electrical testing equipment.

• Accounts Receivable Management & Collections — Tuesday, March 28th, 8:30a-Noon — The course prepares accounts receivable administrators, providing methods to manage the collections process in a timely and efficient manner. Included is a review of court procedures, including collection and foreclosure.

• EPA RPP Certified Lead Renovator  Training — Monday, April 3rd, 8a-5p — The course, EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP),  provides basic lead-based paint information to contractors who perform renovations, repairs, and painting activities in houses built before 1978 or child-occupied facilities, as required by the EPA and the state of Michigan. Course topics include: lead characteristics, uses, health effects on adults and children, lead-safe work practices to minimize lead containing dust during work activities, negative lead assessments, clean-up procedures, post-cleaning verification, personal protection equipment, training of non-certified workers, and documentation. Includes a course exam. Successful completion of this course and award of the training certificate qualifies the trainee as a Certified Renovator. 

OSHA 10 Hour For Construction — Wednesday & Thursday, April 5-6, 8a-2:30p — The program is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the hazards present in most construction projects. Participants will be able to identify, and then avoid, reduce, or eliminate job hazards. In addition, they will become more familiar with required record-keeping and MIOSHA enforcement procedures. Emphasis will be placed on those areas that are the most hazardous. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive an OSHA Construction Safety and Health 10-Hour course completion card.

• OSHA 7115: Lock Out/Tag Out: Controlling Hazardous Energy To Prevent Workplace Injury — Thursday, April 6th, 8a-5p — The course covers the role and responsibility of the employer to develop and implement an energy control program, or lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) for the protection of workers while performing servicing and maintenance activities on machinery and equipment. Course topics include types of hazardous energy, detecting hazardous conditions, implementing control measures as they relate to the control of hazardous energy, developing and implementing energy control programs including written isolation procedures, training of authorized and affected employees, and periodic inspection of energy control procedures using the OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy Standard.

• CAM Virtual Planroom & STACK Software Training — Thursday, April 7th, 9-11am — Hosted by STACK Construction Technologies, the class covers the operation of the software which is used for digital takeoff an estimating. It allows plan navigation and the creation of custom items and assemblies. It uses cloud based takeoff and estimating software to reduce bid errors for greater accuracy for estimating materials, equipment, and labor.

• CAM Virtual Planroom & STACK Software Training — Thursday, April 7th, 1-3pm — Hosted by STACK Construction Technologies, the class covers the operation of the software which is used for digital takeoff an estimating. It allows plan navigation and the creation of custom items and assemblies. It uses cloud based takeoff and estimating software to reduce bid errors for greater accuracy for estimating materials, equipment, and labor.

Lead Renovator Refresher Training — Friday, April 7, 8a-Noon — An EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program, this half-day course provides basic lead-based paint information to contractors who perform renovations, repairs, and painting activities in houses built before 1978 or child-occupied facilities, as required by EPA and the State of Michigan. Course topics include: lead characteristics, uses, health effects on adults and children, lead-safe work practices to minimize lead containing dust during work activities, negative lead assessments, clean up procedures, post-cleaning verification, personal protection equipment, training of non-certified workers, and documentation. Includes course exam. Successful completion and award of the training certificate qualifies the trainee as a Certified Renovator. Students must bring proof of full certification (from the last five years) to the class. 

• Cost Estimating Of A Construction Change Order — Thursdays, April 13 & 20, 8a-Noon — Designed for cost engineers, project engineers, superintendents, or project managers, it covers the hands‑on estimating of a bulletin/change order. Provided is an overview of contract and changes, formal requirements for change, constructive changes, responsibilities of the owner/contractor, time impact analysis of a change, pricing the change, and examples of a change estimate.  Emphasis is placed on defining elements of the cost estimate and the allocation of such elements in a project. Course book is provided.

OSHA 7005: Public Warehousing & Storage Tuesday, April 18th, 8a-5p — The course covers the hazards and injuries likely to occur in public warehousing and storage operations, including encounters with powered industrial trucks, material handling, lifting and ergonomics, hazard communication, walking and working surfaces, and life safety including fire protection and evacuation. It’s intended for warehouse workers, supervisors, and employers responsible for developing safe work practices and procedures in a warehouse setting.

•  First Aid, CPR, and AED Combined — Wednesday, April 19th, 8:30a to 12:30p — The course teaches the principles of basic life support fore adults. It covers “hands only” cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, the use of automated external defibrillation, essential first aid, how to eliminate chocking, the symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and treatments for shock.When successful completed certification is given that’s valid for two years.

• Arc Flash Awareness (For Unqualified Employees) —  Wednesday, April 19th, 9a-11a — The class provides information required for compliance with NFPA 70E 110.2 and MIOSHA Part 40 pertaining to Electrical Safe Work Practices. This is for employees who are regulated by the provisions of subrules (1) to (3) of this rule, but who are not qualified persons, shall also be trained in, and familiar with, any electrically related safety practices which are not specifically addressed by these rules, but which are necessary for employee safety. The class covers electrical arc flash safety awareness, regulations, and hazards. Students will review MIOSHA, NEC, and NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Regulations and Standards on Unqualified employees. There is also a review of the companies electrical barrier program.

• Fall Protection, Part 45, MTI Required — Tuesday, April 25th, 9a-4p — Attendees will review the MIOSHA Part 45 Construction Safety Standard for Protection including the latest OSHA and MIOSHA interpretations. Examination of recent fatal falls in construction, and discussion of the latest fall protection techniques for construction will be covered. This will be followed by a question and answer session.


All of the classes are to be given at the CAM-TEC room at the headquarters of the Construction Association of Michigan in Bloomfield Hills. More information, including the cost of the classes, is available from CAM’s Jason Griffin at  248/972-1141; e-mail: griffin@cam-online.com.


March 17, 2017