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OSHA Construction Silica Safety

Danger Silica Dust Hazard

Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1926.1153

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This course presents an overview of the dangers of silica, specifically in construction. The course covers safe work procedures where workers are exposed to silica. The focus of this course is to familiarize you with practices that decrease the risk of exposure, and to offer best practices for mitigating the dangers of exposure to silica in construction.

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What are the governing regulations?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined the compliance and safety standards for silica in the workplace. These standards are referred to by OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153. If you are located in one of the states with an OSHA-approved state plan, be sure to check the standards and enforcement policies that have been established in your state.

Who must take this training?
In the construction industry, common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, block, rock, and stone products; and operations using sand products (such as sand blasting), can result in the inhalation of small (respirable) crystalline silica particles in the air.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: A 55-year-old man had worked for 30 years as a building renovation mason when he was diagnosed with silicosis in 1994. He was able to continue working after he was diagnosed. For 25 years, this worker used an air-supplied respirator while sandblasting. Sand was the usual abrasive. He was involved in sandblasting as many as 12 times per year. Sometimes, the mason used a handheld masonry saw with no water flowing onto the blade, although he usually wore a disposable particulate filter respirator.

Key Takeaways: Sandblasting is the most common cause of silica-related diseases. Special care must be taken when performing this type of work.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

Course was very user friendly
Joshua R

well designed course
Stan S

Lo mejor
Ivan R

Aprendí un poco sobre la silicosis
Luis V

Great info , first I thought it was a waste of my money but then realized what's the dangers we go trough everyday without knowing.
Pablo P

Very good course. It has a lot of information that will help me in the work field. Thank you for this helpful information
Roland F

Good information and like that it's reads to you
Andre C

It's an excellent course very enjoyable
Jose G

I think that this course is very informative. I learned a lot about the dangers of crystalline silica and the diseases that can result from exposure to this material.
Christian M

considero que es un curso muy eficiente y valioso para mejorar, protejer y consientizar la salud de los trabajadores...
Carlos V

una experiencia unica que me servira para mi seguridad
Heladio H

This course was very informative and will help when i am placed in certain work exposure situations.
Robert T

the understanding of each safety precautions to avoid, and the things to do, to keep one self living a longer healthily life. knowledge is key
Jorge F

Great course! Brief and engaging! Very informative
Christian S

I'm Very Afraid for my life, But I am more Knowledgeable...
Daryl M

Love it.
Paul S

Absolutely very useful information and key safety tips for working around silica.
Brady S

Well put together, I actually enjoyed doing my course this way. I was able to review the material without feeling as though I were being a nuisance in the classroom setting. Thanks.
Robert G

This was a great, informative program.
Mackenzie C

Thank you for this class and raising awareness to me about Silica Exposure.
Brian D

Completely satisfied.
John D

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to OSHA Construction Silica Safety Training
    • History of Silica Regulatory Efforts in Construction
    • Key Provisions of the OSHA Regulations
    • Monitoring
    • Exposure Assessment
    • More About the Permissible Exposure Limit
    • Standards Currently in Place
    • Injury Statistics
    • Key Terms
  • All About Crystalline Silica
    • Quartz and Cristobalite
    • How Are Workers Exposed to Silica?
    • Is Silica a Hazard in My Workplace?
    • Determining How Much Silica Is Present
    • Selecting a Laboratory
    • Implementing Controls
  • Silica-related Diseases
    • Stages of Silicosis
    • Chronic Silicosis
    • Accelerated Silicosis
    • Acute Silicosis
    • How Can You Determine If You Have Silicosis?
    • Medical Examinations
  • Controlling Silica Exposure in Construction
    • Hierarchy of Controls
    • What Can Workers Do to Limit Their Exposure?
    • Eliminate the Silica
    • Apply Controls
    • Be Educated
    • Be Silica-Savvy
    • Use Proper Hygiene
    • Leave Silica at Work
    • Use Proper Personal Protective Equipment
    • Use Proper Ventilation
    • Eliminate or Reduce the Risk of Silica Flour
  • Practical Applications for Controlling Silica
    • Hazard Reduction and Elimination
    • Overhead Protection with Safety Nets
    • Specifics of Overhead Protection
  • General Safety and Standards
    • Using Stationary Masonry Saws
    • Wet Cutting
    • Vacuum Dust Collection Systems
    • Ventilation Booths
    • Using Handheld Masonry Saws
    • Water
    • Local Exhaust Ventilation
    • Using Hand-Operated Grinders
    • Local Exhaust Ventilation System
    • Using Jackhammers
    • Using Vehicle-Mounted Rock Drilling Rigs
    • Maximize Dry Dust Collection
    • Maximize Wet Suppression
    • Use and Maintain Enclosed Cabs
    • Performing Drywall Finishing
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Construction Silica Safety Training course consists of content, audio, graphics, self check questions and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Construction Silica Safety training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Silica Hazards & Silica Safety. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer -

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.

Therefore it is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Construction Silica Safety training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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