HEALTH HAZARDS: Hazardous Materials
This course is for construction industry employees who are exposed to health hazards and chemicals in the course of their work. Topics include silica, asbestos, MDA, and lead, and the many health hazards posed by exposure to these materials. This module also covers recordkeeping, medical surveillance, and protective clothing and equipment. This module focuses on the topics covered in OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart D.
This course is intended for a general audience. For more specialized information, please contact your local fire department and consult your fire safety and security maintenance supervisor.
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
Identify hazardous materials such as silica, asbestos, methylenedianiline, hexavalent chromium, and lead and where they are commonly found on the jobsite, with 70% accuracy.
Explain the common methods of exposure to hazardous materials, with 70% accuracy.
Indicate the requirements for the use of hazardous materials, including employer responsibilities, training, personal protective equipment (PPE), permissible exposure limits (PELs), short-term exposure limits (STELs), storage, and disposal, with 70% accuracy.
Deduce when overexposure to a hazardous material has occurred and apply strategies for reducing risk, with 70% accuracy.