Focus Four Health

Industrial hygiene/health in construction has taken a backseat to schedules, deadlines, and at times, to visible safety hazards.

These videos and corresponding training aids describe the most prevalent health hazards in construction. AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter has published these materials through a generous Oregon OSHA grant. Please use them and share the information with contractors and construction workers.


A short video (1:49) on how to use the hierarchy of controls for airborne crystalline silica on construction projects.



Download the accompanying Silica presentation


This video explains why construction activities with leaded paint need to be treated in a careful and safe manner. (1:31)



Download the accompanying Lead presentation


The health effects of noise exposure is viewed through a construction worker’s life. (3:16)



Download the accompanying Noise presentation


A short video (1:47) explaining the process when discovering asbestos on a construction site.



Download the accompanying Asbestos presentation

Need more information?

Contact Dennis Barlow, director of Safety Services, for more information.