Health Hazards in Construction
Dates: March 19, 2024
Meets: Tu from 9:00 AM to 12 N
Location: GRAND RAPIDS - BIK 230-235
There are still openings remaining at this time.
This course will help educate and make the construction manager/worker aware of some typical occupational health hazards and potential health effects that are associated with the construction trade industry. This workshop is designed to give the student an overview of the basics of industrial hygiene, as well as health issues that may be encountered in the construction industry. Topics covered include lead, silica, cadmium, isocyanates, hexavalent chromium, and asbestos. Students will be able to recognize potential problems with exposures and how to protect themselves with the use of engineering controls and personal protective equipment.
Check in 8:30 to 9:00 AM.
All students attending MTI courses are eligible for scholarships that will pay 50% of the cost. To learn more about the scholarships program or to apply for MTI scholarships visit the MIOSHA website at https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/mioshamti
If you have submitted, or plan to submit an application for a scholarship and would like to reserve your spot in this course, please register under the "Scholarship" option upon checkout to pay the discounted rate. Your seat is not reserved until we receive at least partial payment. If you do not receive a scholarship, we will send you a link to pay your remaining balance prior to the course start date.
If you have any questions, you can contact the MIOSHA CET Division at 517-284-7720 or at MIOSHAMTI@michigan.gov
In the event of inclement weather, please refer to GVSU website at https://www.gvsu.edu/ for delayed openings and cancellations or call the inclement weather line at 616-331-2020.
GRAND RAPIDS - BIK 230-235
A parking pass will be emailed to you two days prior to the event. Please see the link below for maps to Grand Valley State University locations: https://www.gvsu.edu/maps.
Building Address: Bicycle Factory 201 Front Ave. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Keith Started his career with MIOSHA's Asbestos Program May 1, 2000. Prior stints as a Dow Chemical Intern and Industrial Hygiene Technician at DeLisle Associates in Kalamazoo offered Keith a good look at IH work in large industrial facilities in Michigan. Since 2008, he's been a MIOSHA Senior Industrial Hygienist. While in the Asbestos Program, he conducted enforcement inspections throughout the state for the first 10 years of his career. In 2011, Keith took on expanded responsibilities with a transfer to MIOSHA's Construction Safety and Health Division and continued conducting enforcement inspections of all health hazards in a position covering the West side of the State. Keith's most memorable worksites include the World Trade Center Clean-up operation in Jan-Feb 2002, working alongside OSHA Industrial Hygienists as a part of the Hurricane Katrina response efforts in November 2005, and covering SW Michigan's employees responding to the Enbridge Oil Spill cleanup in 2010. Keith is currently the Co-Chair of MIOSHA's Disaster Response Team(DRT). He encountered his most unusual worksite while initiating a MIOSHA inspection during a brief interruption in a deposition.
In October 2022, Keith came to MIOSHA CET's Training & Consulting Section as a Senior Industrial Hygienist covering the Western and Southwestern counties of the state.