Course 150 - Physical Health Hazards in Construction

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Construction work is dynamic, diverse, and constantly changing. This poses a great challenge in protecting the health and safety of construction workers. Construction workers are at risk of exposure to various health hazards that can result in injury, illness, disability, or even death.

If you are an employee or supervisor working with hazardous substances on the construction worksite, this course will help you gain a basic understanding of best practices and requirements associated with exposure to health hazards on construction sites.

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Key Topics

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

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Modules and Learning Objectives

Click on the blue links below to access the modules. You can also click on the links at the top of the page. By the end of the course, you should be able to accomplish each of the learning objectives listed in each module.

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

After you have studied all of the course material and answered the quiz questions, take the final exam. We highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are the same or similar to those on the final exam.

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to verify students have gained 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, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

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 materials to find the correct answer. Don't worry, if you fail the exam, you can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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