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General & Maritime Silica Safety

Online Training Certification Course

General & Maritime Industry

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This general industry and maritime silica online training certification course presents an overview of the controls and strategies needed to prevent or mitigate silica exposure. Silica training topics include applicable standards, hazard recognition, and exposure control measures for silica dust.

There are many situations in the general industry and maritime sectors that expose workers to silica. Silica dust inhalation can occur during common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of silica-based materials.

This course is for:
This OSHA silica safety course is designed for anyone who works in maritime or general industry where exposure to silica is likely. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for general industry and maritime silica training.

Case Study: Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a fairly new procedure that was not widely in use before 1971, when the last Permissible Exposure Limits - PELs - for silica exposure were adopted. In a recent study, NIOSH collected 116 full-shift air samples at 11 hydraulic fracturing sites in five states to determine the levels of worker exposure to silica. The samples collected showed the following worker exposures to silica:
47 percent of the workers with silica exposure greater than the existing PEL
79 percent of the workers with silica exposure greater than the new PEL rule
9 percent of the workers with silica exposure more than 10 times the existing PEL
31 percent of the workers with silica exposure more than 10 times the new PEL rule

Key Takeaway: With new practices and procedures in use in the workplace, a new and updated rule was definitely needed to provide workers with greater protection and controls.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This online training course references OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for maritime and general industry.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to OSHA General Industry and Maritime Silica Safety Training
  • Key Terms
  • What Is Crystalline Silica
  • Quartz and Cristobalite
  • Where and how are Workers Exposed to Silica in the General Industry and Maritime Sectors?
  • Silica Exposure in Abrasive Blasting
  • Silica Exposure in Dental Laboratories
  • Silica Exposure in the Railroad Industry
  • Silica Exposure in Foundries
  • Silica Exposure in Jewelry Making
  • Silica Exposure in Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Silica Exposure in Glass Manufacturing
  • Statistics Regarding Exposure in the General Industry and Maritime Sectors
    Silica-related Diseases
  • Stages of Silicosis
  • Chronic Silicosis
  • Accelerated Silicosis
  • Acute Silicosis
  • How Can You Determine If You Have Silicosis?
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Kidney Disease
    Silica-related Regulations
  • History of Silica Regulatory Efforts
  • Key Provisions of the OSHA Regulations
  • Monitoring
  • Exposure Assessment
  • More about the PEL
  • Standards Currently in Place
  • Injury Statistics
  • Overview of the New Crystalline Silica Rule
  • The New Rule and Standard Requirements
  • Compliance Dates and Exceptions
    Controlling Silica Exposure in the General Industry and Maritime Sectors
  • Is Silica a Hazard in My Workplace?
  • Determining How Much Silica Is Present
  • Selecting a Laboratory
  • What Can Employers Do to Reduce Exposure Levels?
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Eliminate the Silica
  • Apply Controls
  • Be Educated
  • Be Silica-Savvy
  • Use Proper Hygiene
  • Leave Silica at Work
  • Use Proper PPE
  • Use Proper Ventilation
  • Eliminate or Reduce the Risk of Silica Flour
  • Dust Control Methods in the General Industry and Maritime Sectors
  • Wet Methods-Water
  • Wet Cutting
  • Maximize Wet Suppression
  • Vacuum Dust Collection Systems
  • Maximize Dry Dust Collection
  • Ventilation
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation System
  • Enclosures
  • Abrasive Blasting in Shipyards
  • Types of Abrasives Used in Shipyards
  • Abrasive Blasting Safety Measures
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this 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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as respirable crystalline silica.

To ensure compliance with 29 CFR 1910.1053, Respirable Crystalline Silica, safety training must be conducted periodically and as-needed to verify that all employees have knowledge and understanding of silica health hazards, workplace tasks that could result in silica exposure, and specific measures to protect from exposure to silica. This general industry and maritime silica certification online course meets these training requirements.

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

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