Course 150 - Physical Health Hazards in Construction

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course 150 Physical Health Hazards in Construction

Key Topics

  • Risk factors
  • Health effects
  • Confined spaces
  • Health hazards
  • Ergonomics
  • Radiation exposure

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Construction work can create a challenge to protect the health and safety of workers.


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 the physical health hazards construction workers may find, such as exposure to silica, asbestos, hazardous chemicals, excessive noise, and extreme temperatures.

We will also take a closer look at ways to protect yourself from these hazards on a construction site.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1 - Risk Factors and Hazards

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the major risk factors related to health in construction work.
  • Describe the construction occupations and associated hazards.
  • Discuss the typical chemical hazards present on a construction site.
  • Define and give examples of acute and chronic health effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Discuss the hazards and control methods when exposed to asbestos, silica and lead.
  • Describe the health hazards associated with working in confined spaces on construction sites.

Module 2 - Environmental and Ergonomics Hazards

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Discuss the effects of, and protective measures for exposure to excessive noise.
  • Describe the difference between hand and whole-body vibration, and effects of overexposure to each.
  • Discuss the hazards associated with heat and cold stress, and the ways to reduce the effects of overexposure.
  • Define, give examples, and describe protective measure for exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

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Course 150 Final Exam

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