Silica Awareness Training Course

Overview

The Silica Awareness training course is designed to provide workers with important information and regulatory guidance on the hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust that may be present as a result of activities on the job site or in the workplace. 

OSHA regulations require workers to be trained to recognize operations that may result in exposure to silica and the methods to reduce that exposure. 

Objectives

Upon completion of this training course, students can expect to gain a greater understanding of OSHA's silica rules, be able to identify the competent person in their workplace, and be familiar with protective measures that employers can take to avoid exposure to this dangerous substance. 

Agenda

The Silica Awareness training course will cover the following topis:

  • Definition and identification of silica and respirable crystalline silica
  • OSHA regulations
  • Identification of the competent person in your workplace
  • Activities that result in the greatest risk for exposure
  • Typical hazards
  • Protective methods and ways to limit exposure

Assessment

A written test will be administered at the conclusion of this safety course. Successful students will be provided a certificate of completion. Testing formats may include multiple choice questions, true/false or fill-in-the-blank responses. 

Who Should Attend?

Any employee working in environments or workplaces that may be exposed to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust is required to complete training as defined by OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica standard.  

Suggested Progression

Students with potential workplace exposure to hazardous materials may also benefit from the Asbestos awareness course and Lead Awareness training courses

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