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Course 850 - Health Hazards in Construction

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Modules: 4
Hours: 4
Sector: Construction

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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.

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Key Topics

  • Risk Factors in Construction
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Exposure Dangers
  • Noise Hazards
  • Whole Body Vibration
  • Temperature Extremes
  • Fungus Exposure
  • Mold Cleanup
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Infectious Animals
  • Ergonomic Hazards
  • Work Fixtures and Tools
  • Posture
  • Twisting and Force

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

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

Take the Final Exam

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