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Drywall Safety

Drywall is a construction material used to create walls and ceilings. Drywall commonly contains silica, talc, mica, and gypsum. It was invented in 1916 as a dry alternative to plaster, though it would be 25 years before it was widely accepted as a proper building material.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations and requirements pertaining to drywall installation. OSHA also provides information on how workers can stay safe when performing drywall operations.

Government Requirements:
29 CFR 1926.1153
29 CFR 1910.134

Who Needs this Training?
Workers who perform drywall installation or drilling operations in drywall must receive training to protect themselves and others from the hazards of drywall installation.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
Those who remain untrained may be subject to injuries, illnesses, long-term health effects, and potential fatalities.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course, we will have covered the following topics:
Introduction – 0:20
Topic 1: Introduction to Drywall Safety – 1:51
Topic 2: Drywall Stacks – 5:12
Topic 3: Respiratory Safety – 8:33
Topic 4: Fiberglass – 2:45
Topic 5: Scaffolds – 3:50
Topic 6: Tool Safety – 2:57
Topic 7: Housekeeping – 3:40
Topic 8: Personal Protective Equipment – 2:20
Summary – 0:36

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 40 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.