Course 150 - Physical Health Hazards in Construction

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Course 150 Certificate
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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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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

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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

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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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This is an open book exam. Students are permitted to use a separate browser window to review course content while taking the exam. If you do not pass a final exam, you will see a "Retake Exam" button next to the course on your student dashboard.

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