Construction is often viewed as a dangerous and risky industry to work in. This is because construction workers face many health and safety hazards on a daily basis as they spend their days at various job sites. Sharp, hot, and heavy equipment poses risks, and toxic materials can cause long-term health damage.
Health Hazards in Construction Course
However, most occupational injuries and illnesses can be prevented with proper planning and preparation. OSHA has set the standards for health and safety in the workplace, and our OSHA Health Hazards in Construction course will teach you how to recognize hazards and prevent them before they cause issues. These are some of the topics covered in our one-hour online Health Hazards in Construction course:
- Common health hazards in construction
- Work activities related to different hazards
- Hazardous substances
- Define acute and chronic health hazards
- Preventing exposure to hazards
- Strategies for protecting yourself from hazards
This is a general course that is recommended for all people who work in the construction industry, regardless of position or level of experience. After completing this course, you will be better prepared to face the health challenges presented to you at work and protect yourself and others around you.
This course is offered by the University of South Florida and is not a course or program of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a University of South Florida Certificate of Completion and .1 CEUs.