Health Hazards in Construction: Lead and Silica

Overview :

Buy Button 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.


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

Approximate Length

30 minutes

Continuing Education Units

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0.1 CEU(s)

Delivery Method



This course has these features and more:

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

IACET Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council, as the parent company of National Safety Training, has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.