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Other Construction Health Hazards For Construction Course

Other Construction Health Hazards For Construction

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 0 Hours 50 Minutes

Location: Online or In Person

Overview & Objectives

The Other Health Hazards for Construction online safety training from Exceed Safety is an intermediate-level course that covers laser safety, lead in construction, and silica hazard awareness. Participants can expect to learn about how lasers are used in the construction industry, as well as the hazards associated with their use and potential risk mitigation techniques.

Lead is also used in the field of construction, and participants will learn safe handling techniques in all forms of lead. Finally, silica dust is frequently generated through construction activities, such as grinding, cutting, sanding, brushing, and abrasive blasting. This course will educate participants on overall awareness of these significant workplace hazards and necessary safe work practices.

Exceed Safety’s Other Health Hazards for Construction online course provides the basics of laser, lead, and silica hazards in the construction industry. The course focuses primarily on sources of exposure, exposure limits, and controlling one’s exposure to potentially hazardous materials. By teaching anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control, participants can expect a thorough overview on risk mitigation techniques. Specific course topics include the following:

Laser Safety Course Topics:

  • Laser safety awareness
  • Characteristics of lasers
  • Laser hazards
  • Laser hazard control
  • Regulatory issues with lasers

Lead in Construction Course Topics:

  • Introduction to lead in construction
  • Lead – a public health problem
  • Lead sources
  • Lead poisoning symptoms
  • Lead hazards
  • Exposed populations
  • OSHA standards
  • Lead controls
  • Exposures assessment, limits, and action levels
  • Medical surveillance, lead notification, and lead removal
  • Material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Your right to know

Silica Hazards in Construction Course Topics:

  • Silica hazard awareness
  • About silica
  • Silicosis
  • Silica in construction
  • Preventing exposure to silica
  • Controlling silica dust

Specific industry terms covered throughout the course include the following:

  • Laser
  • Beam housings and shielding
  • Beam shutters
  • Attenuators
  • Remote firing controls
  • Emergency shut off
  • Grounding
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) specs (Z136.1 – 1993)
  • Engineering controls
  • Compliance plan
  • Chelating agents
  • Metallic lead
  • Inorganic lead compounds
  • Organic lead soaps
  • Silica dust
  • Silica
  • Silicosis

Who Is This Course For?

The Other Health Hazards for Construction safety course is intended for all construction workers and management who may work around lasers, lead, or silica dust. Individuals who will specifically benefit from this course include the following:

  • Construction workers
  • Construction managers
  • Construction supervisors
  • Construction foremen

Features & Benefits

Exceed Safety’s Other Health Hazards for Construction online training addresses proper use of and safe work around lasers, lead exposure, and silica dust. Upon successful completion, participants can expect to know the following:

  • How to properly wear protective eyewear
  • When to use minimum power for the job
  • How to reduce laser output with shutter attenuators, if and when possible
  • How to stop a laser beam with a beam tap
  • How to use diffuse reflective screens and remote viewing systems during alignments
  • To keep unnecessary objects and people away from laser work and the laser beam
  • To keep the beam path away from eye level
  • To avoid all bodily exposure to the beam path
  • Lead’s many sources and the enormity of its presence as a public health problem
  • How to avoid exposure to lead and properly follow safe work practices
  • How to practice personal hygiene during breaks and before going home to avoid transfer of lead
  • Your company’s practices surrounding silica dust
  • Federal OSHA, state, and local regulations surrounding silica dust
  • Your employer’s individual silica safety requirements

In Person Training

Participants in this in-person class can expect to be engaged with discussions, collaboration from other members of the course, team building experiences, and interactive learning. All our instructors have years of experience in the field and are highly qualified and skilled. We offer some classes via Zoom (just give us a call for more information). Some classes can be combined with virtual-blended learning, as well.