British Columbia

Crystalline Silica for Construction Employees

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately two million construction workers are exposed to crystalline silica, a common mineral whose dust can lead to serious medical issues if exposure is not limited.

This course is designed to educate workers on how to protect themselves from the dangers of crystalline silica dust. Specifically, it covers 29 CFR 1926.1153, OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule for Construction.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize workplace tasks that could result in exposure
  • Identify health hazards caused by exposure
  • Recall the various methods of communicating crystalline silica hazards: labels, safety data sheets, and signs
  • Apply exposure control measures to protect themselves from the effects of the dust
  • Discuss the role a competent person plays in exposure control
  • Explain the purpose of OSHA's required medical surveillance program.

Crystalline Silica for Construction Employees Online covers the following topics:

Introduction to Crystalline Silica

  • What is Crystalline Silica?
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Health Hazards
  • Hazard Communication

Exposure Control

  • Specific Exposure Control Method: Table 1
  • Alternative Exposure Control Methods
  • PEL
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Methods of Compliance
  • Housekeeping
  • Written Exposure Control Plan

Medical Surveillance

  • What is the Purpose?
  • Examinations
  • Medical Report
  • Medical Opinion

Duration: 30 minutes

Member Cost: Contact CLAC Training for details

Non-Member/Public Cost: $52.49

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