Workplace illness takes the lives of thousands of workers each year. Respirable crystalline silica is a very dangerous hazardous mineral to which many workers are exposed. Approximately 2.3 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica and OSHA estimates about 40% of these workers are exposed to silica levels that exceed the current permissible exposure levels. OSHA sets and enforces standards which provide protection to the nations workers. This training program will look at key points of the OSHA standard regarding respirable crystalline silica and help you protect yourself from the hazards associated with it.
OSHA finalized two silica standards to protect workers from the serious risks posed by silica exposure. One standard is for general industry and one is for the construction industry. This training program is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the dangers of crystalline silica and the requirements for meeting the OSHA regulations. OSHA estimates the standards will save over 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 cases of silicosis each year.
Respirable Crystalline Silica Safety Training Class Topic Overview:
- What is Crystalline Silica
- Exposure control plan
- Exposure assessment
- Methods of compliance
- Regulated areas
- Respiratory protection
- Medical surveillance
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training with minimal prep, including:
- 14 Minute Respirable Crystalline Silica Training Video
- Respirable Crystalline Silica PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1000,1910.1053, 1910.134 compliant content
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
- Respirable Crystalline Supplemental Documents
After completing this training, your workforce will understand how to recognize potential respirable silica exposures, when they should use respiratory protection and how to clean up after an exposure.
Who should take this course?
All new workers in manufacturing, general industry, hydraulic fracturing and maritime roles. This training is also suitable for use to train management, supervisors, train the trainer and as a refresher course.