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Course 850 - Health Hazards in Construction

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Modules: 4
Hours: 4
Sector: Construction

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Course 850 Health Hazards

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


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


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

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Course 850 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

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2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2012). Health Hazards in Construction. Retrieved from:

3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2010). Strains, Sprains, and Material Handling Safety Tips for Employers. Retrieved from: