Health Hazards in Construction: Lead and Silica


As a construction worker, you may sometimes encounter hazards to your health in the air that you breathe at work. Two of the most severe hazards come from lead and crystalline silica in the air. Both can cause you to suffer from debilitating, and even fatal, diseases.

This course covers information you need to know about lead and crystalline silica, and how to keep yourself safe from these hazards while at the work place.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe hazards posed by lead and crystalline silica in construction and how to control and avoid them.


This course is intended for all workers involved in construction.


This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams


OSHA - 29 CFR 1926.62 Lead & OSHA – 29 CFR 1910.1000 Air Contaminants

Approximate Length

30 minutes

Delivery Method


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