This course is principally intended to provide employees with only limited exposure or potential exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust introductory awareness training. This training is applicable to employers and employees in nearly all places of construction employment at which employees / workers may be exposed to rock, concrete and similar dusts.
Why Take This Course
By taking this course, you will learn about contents of the new OSHA regulation concerning silica and respirable crystalline silica and where to get a copy of the regulation, be able to recognize who and what a competent person is and the basic requirements surrounding OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica standard (e.g. exposure limits, housekeeping, written exposure control plan, medical monitoring, training and recordkeeping).
You will have a more thorough and up-to-date understanding of the magnitude of silica in the construction environment, basic hazards, evaluation and control techniques and OSHA’s new requirements surrounding the new Respirable Crystalline Silica in construction regulation. Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
This course will identify the basic health hazards associated with exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust, some of the common construction tasks that could result in exposure to respirable crystalline silica, and typical control measures employers may implement to protect workers from exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica including engineering controls, work practices and respirators.