Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction for the Exposed Worker

    Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction for the Exposed Worker

    Course Overview

    This course entitled “Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction for the Exposed Worker” is designed to inform the student of the essential elements of OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica standard found in 29 CFR 1926.1153. This course is more comprehensive than the Introductory Level course and is largely developed directly from OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica in construction standard.

    The student will learn about the basics of silica dust and respirable crystalline silica dust encountered during construction activities. This course will identify the basic health hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica, many of the common construction tasks that could result in exposure to respirable crystalline, and control measures employers may implement to protect workers from specific construction tasks at which employees are exposed. Control strategies identified include engineering controls, work practices and respirators.

    Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion that will show the 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1 Contact Hour received for this IACET-approved course.

    Receive 0.1 CEU once the course is completed

    Intended Audience

    This course is principally intended to provide workers/employees that routinely work near, with and/or otherwise are exposed to silica dust and/or respirable crystalline dust requiring training and information above the awareness, introductory level. It is also intended for supervisors / managers that oversee employees with routine exposure or may otherwise be exposed to silica dust and/or respirable crystalline in the workplace. This training is applicable to employers and employees in construction and construction related activities to include environmental remediation contractors.

    • Construction Workers
    • Construction Foremen
    • Construction Managers


    Learning Objectives

    By taking ClickSafety's Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction for the Exposed Worker you will have a more thorough and up-to-date understanding of the magnitude of silica in the construction environment and basic hazards, evaluation and control techniques and OSHA’s new requirements surrounding the new Respirable Crystalline Silica regulation. Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

    1. Identify examples of potential exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica and the associated dangers
    2. Recognize that OSHA has strict requirements for Respirable Crystalline Silica
    3. Learn safe work practices and generally recognized safe and healthier tools and techniques to control potential harmful exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust.


    Course Topics

    • Introduction to Silica and Respirable Crystalline Silica (Backgrounds, definitions)
    • Common Construction Activities with the Greatest Potential for Exposure
    • Common Hazards, Evaluation and Control Techniques of Silica and Respirable Crystalline Silica
    • Importance of and requirements for signs and labels, housekeeping, written exposure control plan, medical surveillance, training and information
    • Silica and Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Summary


    INDUSTRY TERMS

    • Action Level
    • Competent Person
    • Employee Exposure
    • High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter
    • Permissible Exposure Limit
    • Respirable Crystalline Silica


    Course Based On:

    This online safety course is based on OSHA’s §1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica and related OSHA standards.


    Features and Benefits

    ClickSafety’s Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction for the Exposed Worker online safety course will explain the basic considerations of silica and respirable crystalline silica, OSHA’s new regulation, hazards, engineering, work practice and personal protective controls. The student will be presented with a clear discussion of the requirements of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard

    • Interactive media to help students determine the recognition and potential threat of silica dust and respirable crystalline silica dust
    • Enhanced learning through case studies and interactive exercises
    • Ability to access and print Completion Certificate at any time, 24/7
    2185 N. California Blvd, Suite 425, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Call: 800.971.1080