OSHA Flagger I Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

The OSHA Flagger course is designed to introduce and certify participants to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Flagger and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Flagger Program encompasses Work Zone Traffic Control training principles. Traffic or Highway Flagger direct and control traffic flow in roadside construction zones, and are directly employable by the Department of Transportation and private construction companies paying $15 to $20 per hour.

The OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Training Course with concentration in Work Zone Safety component compliments the Flagger program, and encompasses a variety of health and safety workplace topics. All students who enroll and successfully complete this course will become familiarized with the standards and regulations that OSHA has set in place to make sure all employees function in a safe work environment. Topics will include and introduction to OSHA, emergency exit routes, material handling and more.

After completing OSHA Flagger I, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • VDOT Flagger certification: A laminated VDOT flagger certification card will be mailed to those who pass the course. A temporary completion certificate can be printed immediately.
  • OSHA 10 Construction Safety certification: Ability to recognize and take corrective action to address the following issues and hazards

No previous experience required.

Students will be assigned various homework assignments, assessments, and 1 final certification exam.

Learn how to be a safe and effective flagger: Understand why proper flagger operations are important
Learn the standard skillset of a good flaggerApply standard flagger control references
Identify proper flagging signals and proceduresLearn standard flagger practices for various situations
Flagger certification test
Understanding OSHA & VOSH
Personal Protective Equipment and ANSI Class High Visibility Clothing
Explain Roadway Work Zones – Key Components for Temporary Traffic Control
Preventing collisions between workers and vehicle operatorso        Defensive Driving – Basic Elements

o        NIOSH Internal Work Zone Traffic Control Plan

o        NIOSH Blind Side Backing Diagrams

o        VOSH Backing Safety – certified training

Night Worko        Fatigue management

o        Lighting

o        How to spot a drunk driver; protective measures

Mechanized Equipmento        TMA deployment

o        Towing and recovery operations

Caught in or between – Focus 4o        Outriggers, struts, telescoping mechanisms, hinges, pinch points, etc.

o        Counterweights

o        Other hazards

•         Struck By – Focus 4o        Suspended load

o        Materials handling

Electrical Safety – Focus 4o        Overhead lines

o        Underground utilities

o        Other electrical exposures: jump starting a vehicle; swapping out batteries; TMA battery drain; cords, GFCI, inspection, tools, etc.

Ergonomics & Back Injury Preventiono        Tools and Equipment handling, manual and powered – set up, care maintenance and safe use
Excavations and Trenching – Awareness Training Only
Confined Space – Awareness Training Only
Walking Standing Climbing Surfaceso        Slip & fall prevention

o        All weather exposures

Fall Prevention and Protection – Awareness Training Only – Focus 4
Occupational Health & Life Saving Equipmento        Hazard Communication/GHS Summary; SDS

o        Fire Safety & Prevention; fire chemistry

o        Extinguisher Use – PASS System

o        Effects of Heat stress; prevention and controls

o        Zika and disease avoidance- Hanta Virus, Noro Virus, etc.

o        Insect, reptile, poisonous vegetation

o        Dress code for safety

o        Seasonal safety issues; hypothermia; protective measures

Other applicable standards and guideso        NIMS/TIMS courses for reference

o        Incident 1st responders; Debris Retrieval from roadway- Best Practice

o        Emergency Action Planning

o        Fuel spill controls and & basic Haz Mat exposures

o        How to use the HAZ MAT Emergency Response Guidebook

Exam preparation


This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.

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