Nuisance Dust


Overview/Description
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Expertise Level



Overview/Description

Some dusts, such as asbestos, coal, and silica, have the potential, even at relatively low levels, to cause serious health problems, especially for the lungs. But even inert dust, also known as nuisance dust, may damage the respiratory system, skin, and eyes. This course aims to educate workers who may be exposed to nuisance dust about its potential harmful effects, typical signs and routes of exposure, and what can be done to protect workers. While it is up to employers to protect workers, workers can take an active role in their own protection.

This course was developed with subject matter expert support by DEKRA – Global advisors for safety testing, consulting, inspection, and certification. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.



Expected Duration (hours)
0.4

Lesson Objectives

Nuisance Dust

  • Course Overview
  • identify characteristics of nuisance dust
  • identify where different types of dust settle in the body
  • recognize factors that impact potential exposure to nuisance dust
  • recognize symptoms that indicate possible exposure to nuisance dust
  • recognize examples of what you can do to protect yourself from harmful exposure, given the control method
  • recognize the protection provided by each control method in the hierarchy of controls
  • Knowledge Check: Protection Against Nuisance Dust
  • Course Number:
    sh_ehshsf_e34_enus

    Expertise Level
    Everyone