Respiratory Hazards in the Construction Industry Presented by 3M

A recent AIHA publication lists respiratory hazards as one of the top four major construction health hazards.  While many construction companies do have a respiratory protection program in place, concern for both acute exposure and long-term health effects associated with exposure to respiratory contaminants continues to be a major consideration for many construction companies. 
While standard respiratory protection devices are often worn by workers in the construction industry, advanced technologies or additional measures may need to be implemented in order to protect workers from specific contaminants. 
This presentation will highlight the key components that should be included in a respiratory protection program, and will discuss:

  • The commonly encountered respiratory hazards in the construction industry: Silica, Wood dust, Mold and Weld fume.
  • How to identify each hazard
  • The potential for workplace exposure
  • The physical state of the airborne contaminants
  • The potential long-term health effects of respiratory hazards
  • The options for source control and for respiratory protection

Register below for this free webinar!
: June 7, 2022
: 2:00PM  ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Shari Franklin-Smith, CIH, CSP
Shari Franklin Smith, CIH, CSP has 20+ years of experience helping to keep workers healthy and safe.  She has worked with protective clothing including high visibility safety apparel and protective coveralls, and 9+ years of experience managing an organization of safety and health professionals supporting 3M’s PPE products such as hearing and respiratory protection, protective clothing, and fall protection and 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material.  She has been involved with human factors research in visibility protective clothing and hearing conservation.  She was also a member of the ISEA High Visibility Committee responsible for creating the ISEA/ANSI 107 standard and is the Secretary of the AIHA Construction Committee. 

Duration: 1 Hour

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