Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Construction Chemical Hazards


This online OSHA course addresses all safety concerns with regard to chemicals and other toxic substances used in the construction industry. The course provides basic training to students and working professionals and covers responsibilities for employers and workers, types of health hazards due to chemicals and toxic materials, risk control measures, safety practices and federal regulations for safety compliance. This course focuses mainly on the chemical hazards and provides deeper understanding on the nature, cause and how to protect one from these hazards.

Governing regulations

Following are the OSHA regulations which are applicable to workplace danger due to toxic chemicals and substances prevalent in the construction industry:
29 CFR 1926.55 – Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists;
29 CFR 1926.57 – Ventilation;
29 CFR 1926.59 – Hazard communication;
29 CFR 1926.60 – Methylenedianiline;
29 CFR 1926.62 – Lead;
29 CFR 1926.64 – Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals; and
29 CFR 1926 – Subpart Z – Toxic and hazardous substances.

Course Overview

Construction industry contributes majorly for accidents and health issues for workers. Pollutants can create various long lasting health hazards for workers. This online course has been formulated in line with OSHA principles to educate participants about various chemical and toxic substances released in the atmosphere at the construction site which can cause serious health problems for workers and nearby residents. Some of the topics covered include: responsibilities of workers and employers, risk control measures, how to contain chemical and hazards, identification of hazards, federal regulations formed to protect workers and efficient hazard management system.

Who Must Take this Course?

Construction site managers and employers must ensure that all their workers are adequately informed about the nature of hazards they have to deal with in their daily work and ways and means to protect themselves from the exposure of deadly chemicals and other toxic substances. These workers along with the supporting staff must join this course to get awareness on the chemical hazards present at the construction sites and develop expertise to deal with extreme situations.

Course Format

Our OSHA Construction Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances Training course has been developed to have expert-made content, interesting case studies, graphical and audio presentations and practice questions to clear the final exam.

All successful candidates will be provided with completion certificate which they can utilize for their career enhancement, and also can print a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each successful candidate will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this online safety training program.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances
    • Types of Health Hazards
    • Toxicology
    • Regulations
    • State Regulations
    • Key Terms
    • Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs)
    • Routes of Entry
    • Special Considerations for the Construction Industry
  • Responsibilities
    • Responsibilities-Employers and Managers
    • Responsibilities-Employees
    • Competent Person
    • Training and Recordkeeping
  • Hazard Awareness
    • Recognition of Health Hazards
    • Common Health Effects of Chemical Hazards
    • Employee Exposure and Medical Records
    • Hazard Monitoring
  • Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
    • Hazard Classification
    • Health Hazard Classes
    • Labels
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
    • Hazard Communication Program
  • Exposure Controls
    • Elimination/Substitution
    • Engineering Controls
    • Administrative and Work Practice Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Respirator Components
    • Types of Respirators
    • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Construction Industry Chemicals and Toxic Substances
    • Gases
    • Gas Properties
    • Common Hazardous Gases
    • Vapors
    • Fumes
    • Dusts and Fibers
    • Silica
    • Mists
    • Asbestos
    • Asbestos Classification
    • Asbestos Employer Requirements
    • Lead
    • Lead Exposure Levels
    • Lead-Medical Surveillance
    • Hexavalent Chromium
    • Cadmium
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam