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Course 850 - Health Hazards in Construction

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Welcome!

Hi, and welcome to the course. If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.

Here's how it works (Read this... it's important!)

  1. Study each course module. Just click on the course "Modules" tab above to get started. It takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the quiz.
  2. Complete each module quiz. Each quiz is 5-10 questions. When you submit the quiz, a new web page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. There is no need to wait! No hurry either. You are in control of the pace of learning.
  3. If you have questions as you study, just send us an email.

    Course 850 Certificate
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  4. Order an Optional Certificate. If you want certification of your training, order a high quality certificate. Our training is free. We only charge a small fee to provide documentation of your training. If you are enrolled in one of our professional safety and health programs, you can save money by purchasing the program package that fits your needs. If you just want to purchase the certificate for this course, a link will be provided on your student dashboard after you pass the final exam. Just click on the "Purchase Certificate" Link.

    For individual courses, the PDF certificate is only $, the original certificate is $ (shipping extra), and the PDF & original certificate is $ (shipping extra).
  5. Go to the OSHAcademy Store to pay for the course certificate. Tip: You will save up to 50% in course fees if you enroll in a Professional Development Certificate Program.

  6. Complete and submit the final course exam.
    • The final exam consists of 20 questions.
    • To meet OSHA requirements, you must pass the final exam with at least a 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.

OK, Let's go!

Have fun and study hard. To start, just click on "Introduction" above.

Course Introduction

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Construction workers are exposed to a variety of health hazards every day. These men and women have the potential for becoming sick, ill and disabled for life.

This course discusses these health hazards, such as dangerous dusts and other chemicals, on the job. It also takes a closer look at ways to protect yourself from ergonomic injuries on a construction site.

Course Components

Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge of the following components:

  • chemical hazards
  • asbestos exposure
  • silica dangers
  • confined spaces
  • noise hazards
  • hand vibration
  • extreme temperatures
  • radiation exposure
  • biological health hazards
  • fungus & mold dangers
  • poisonous plants & animals
  • ergonomic injuries

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Construction Worker Health and Safety
  2. Physical Hazards in Construction
  3. Biological Health Hazards
  4. Ergonomic Hazards in Construction

Course 850 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

If you only want free training

You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.

Take the Final Exam

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Course 850 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Endnotes

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Solutions to Control Hazards. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/controlhazards.html

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2012). Health Hazards in Construction. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-19495-09/health_hazards_workbook.pdf

3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2010). Strains, Sprains, and Material Handling Safety Tips for Employers. Retrieved from: www.workzonesafety.org/files/documents/training/toolbox_talks/osha_alliance/strain_sprain_tips.pdf

4. Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. (2011). Health Hazards in Construction. Retrieved from: wisha training.lni.wa.gov/training/presentations/HealthHaz.pps