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Concrete & Masonry Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an OSHA Competent Presentation the you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Concrete & Masonry Construction training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment, safe operations, personal protective equipment (PPE), and common hazards.

During this training, we will be looking at the machinery and equipment you will use on the worksite. We will also cover safe operations in cement handling, concrete placement, vertical shoring and reshoring, and formwork. We will discuss how to safely handle prestressed and precast concrete and how to safely perform lift slab operations. We will cover proper masonry construction procedures. Then, you will learn about the PPE used in concrete and masonry construction. Finally, we will go over the most common hazards and examine case studies to determine how to avoid similar accidents.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1926.700 – Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • 29 CFR 1926.701 – General requirements
  • 29 CFR 1926.702 – Equipment and tools
  • 29 CFR 1926.703 – Cast-in-place concrete
  • 29 CFR 1926.704 – Precast concrete
  • 29 CFR 1926.705 – Lift-slab construction
  • 29 CFR 1926.706 – Masonry construction
  • 29 CFR 1910.135 – Head protection
  • 29 CFR 1926.501 – Duty to have fall protection
  • ANSI A10.9-1983 – Concrete and Masonry Construction

Canada Standards

  • CSA A23.1 – Concrete Materials & Methods of Construction
  • CSA A23.2 – Test Methods & Standard Practices for Concrete
  • CSA A23.3 – Design of Concrete Structures
  • CSA A23.4 – Precast Concrete
  • CSA S269.1 – Falsework & Formwork
  • CSA A165.1 – Concrete Block Masonry Units
  • CSA A165.2 – Concrete Brick Masonry Units
  • CSA A165.3 – Prefaced Concrete Masonry Units
  • CSA A179 – Mortar & Grout for Unit Masonry
  • CSA A370 – Connectors for Masonry
  • CSA 371 – Masonry Construction for Buildings
  • CSA S304 – Design of Masonry Structures

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA Act of 1970, 5(a)(1) – General Duty Clause
  • Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988
  • Canada Standards

  • Canada Labour Code, Part II, IPG-080 – Substance use in the work place
  • Part II of the Canada Labour Code – Canada Labour Code
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    OSHA defines a “competent person” as someone who “is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in [their] surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees.” 

    A competent person has the authorization to take “prompt corrective measures” to minimize or eliminate hazards. They have enough training and/or experience to be “capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation and has the authority to correct them.”

    Some standards do have additional, specific requirements that must be met in order for an employee to be considered a competent person. Our Competent Person option fulfills these specific requirements.

    Stay Informed On All Things

    Did You Know?

    On average, 77 concrete and masonry construction workers die on the job each year in the United States. (BLS)

    The top violation cited in the concrete construction industry is respiratory protection. (OSHA)

    The leading cause of death among bricklayers and masons is falling to a lower level. (The Center for Construction Research & Training)


    Stay Informed On All Things

    Did You Know?

    Accidental overdoses from drugs and alcohol at work increased 25% between 2016 and 2017. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

    Mining industry workers have the highest rates of heavy alcohol use, with construction workers having the second highest rates. (Source: SAMHSA).

    Over $740 billion are lost annually from the abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs in the form of health care costs, reduce work productivity, and crime. (Source:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is concrete important in construction?

    Concrete is an ideal building material because it is durable. Structures made of concrete last much longer because they can withstand weathering, erosion, and other forces. Concrete retains heat and cold which reduces the need for people to spend as much money on heating and cooling the building. It is also considered safer because of its inability to burn or rot.

    Is concrete waterproof?

    Concrete becomes porous as it dries, which means it isn’t waterproof. There are some products that can make concrete less porous, thus making them more waterproof. These products are either mixed into the concrete when it’s poured or applied as a topcoat after the concrete has cured.

    What are the different types of concrete?

    The different types are modern concrete, high-strength, concrete, high-performance concrete, ultra-high-performance concrete, stamped concrete, self-consolidating concrete, shotcrete, and limecrete. Modern concrete is the most commonly used. You will often see it used in urban construction projects.

    What is the difference between concrete and cement?

    Cement is an ingredient used to create concrete. It comes in a powder form and has to be mixed with water to produce a paste. That paste is mixed with aggregates (sand and rock) to create concrete. Think about producing concrete like making a cake. Cement is similar to flour. While flour is a main ingredient in cake, you still need to add sugar, eggs, and other ingredients to make the cake. It’s the same with concrete; you can’t produce it with cement alone.

    What is considered masonry?

    The most common masonry unit is a brick. Marble units, granite units, limestone units, cast stone units, concrete blocks, glass blocks, and adobe blocks also fall under the category of “masonry.” Masonry construction is the process of creating structures from individual masonry units that are sealed together with mortar.

    Does masonry include concrete?

    Yes, some masonry structures are built from concrete blocks. Additionally, masonry units are sealed together with mortar, and one of the main ingredients in mortar is cement. So, while mortar isn’t made from concrete, it is made from the same basic ingredient as concrete.

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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