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Dust Mitigation 
for Construction Training

This 100% online course teaches workers about the importance of dust mitigation and how to implement it effectively at construction jobsites. You'll learn about various types of hazardous dust particles and the health risks that they create.

Throughout the two-hour course, you'll gain a deeper understanding of specific hazards related to silica dust, lead dust, asbestos and wood dust. You will also discover strategies to limit or prevent harmful exposures to these substances.

Complete Your OSHA Dust Mitigation Course Online

Our online Dust Mitigation course has many benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Log on and off as needed
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • You have 180 days to complete the course

Once you finish the course and pass a brief test on the core topics, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion. The Dust Mitigation for Construction course takes about two hours to complete.

Who Should Take the Dust Mitigation Course?

This course is ideal for any worker or supervisor who may be exposed to hazardous dust pollution during active construction work.

This includes:

  • Construction workers
  • Construction supervisors
  • Construction machinery operators
  • Demolition workers
  • Electricians
  • And more

Learning Objectives for the Dust Mitigation Course

The primary goal of this course is to teach workers how to stay safe while working around hazardous dust pollution related to construction work. You will learn various techniques to reduce or eliminate harmful dust exposures. In addition, you'll learn how to create a dust mitigation system for the workplace.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • Types of hazardous dust particles
  • The health risks of dust pollution
  • Abatement strategies

Dust Mitigation Course Outline

The Dust Mitigation for Construction course is divided into four learning modules about hazardous dust and mitigation methods. You can find a full outline of each module below.

Module 1: Dust and Construction

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Particulate Matter
  • Silica Dust
  • Lead Dust
  • Asbestos Dust
  • Wood Dust

Learning objectives include:

  • Define particulate matter as it relates to construction activities
  • Name the types of dust that may be found on a construction worksite
  • List construction activities that may produce respirable dust

Module 2: Dust Hazards

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Silica Hazards
  • Lead Hazards
  • Asbestos Hazards
  • Wood Dust Hazards

Learning objectives include:

  • List hazards related to various types of dust exposure
  • Describe the symptoms of health conditions related to unsafe dust exposure

Module 3: Dust Control Strategies

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Elimination Controls
  • Substitution Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Awareness Controls
  • Administrative Controls
  • PPE Controls

Learning objectives include:

  • Define the hierarchy of risk controls
  • Describe strategies that can limit or prevent dust exposure
  • Arrange risk controls according to their effectiveness in managing dust hazards

Module 4: Related Standards and Resources

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • OSHA Dust Exposure Standards
  • OSHA Asbestos Standards
  • OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards
  • Resources for Construction Workers

Learning objectives include:

  • Summarize OSHA's standards for asbestos exposure in construction
  • Summarize OSHA's standards for respirable crystalline silica exposure in construction
  • List OSHA resources that support your health and safety on the job

Each module ends with a five-question quiz. You must score at least 80% to pass each quiz and continue to the next section of the course. The course concludes with a 20-question final exam. You must score 70% or higher to successfully pass the course. You have an unlimited number of attempts to pass the quizzes and final exam, so you are guaranteed to pass.

Additional Resources

Find more information about dust risks and mitigation in the construction industry, including OSHA fact sheets and helpful articles.