Exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause silicosis, lung cancer, other respiratory diseases, and kidney disease. OSHA is issuing two standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica; one for the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.1153; and the other for general industry and maritime, 29 CFR 1910.1053, in order to allow employers to tailor solutions to the specific conditions in their workplaces. Enforcement begins September 23, 2017 for the construction industry.
This course is for individuals who will be working in areas where exposures to crystalline silica may occur, as well as those who will be designated as the Competent Person under the requirements of the silica final rule. Receive training to ensure your company's compliance with the new silica regulations.
Participants will learn: how to identify silica hazards in the workplace; health hazards associated with silica exposure; how to protect employees and properly mitigate exposure; how to fully comply with all parts of the new regulations, including compliant tools and engineering controls, air sampling, medical monitoring, and written program requirements.