4 Hour Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction

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If schedule date is not listed, please contact office for soonest date at (212) 756-3939

About Course

This course will train workers on OSHA’s §1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica standard, how to work safely and comply with the standard, and what employers/employees need to do to be safe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.


• OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule for Construction.
• Who is affected by the construction standard?
• Identifying the materials and tasks that create silica hazards.
• The dust-generating operations that will be undertaken and how the employer plans to control the dust (the silica control plan).
• Working safely with silica, including proper use of equipment, protective clothing, and appropriate hygiene practices.
• The identity of the competent person designated by the employer to implement the silica control plan and inspect the job site, materials and equipment.
• The purpose and description of the medical surveillance program.
• OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: General Industry and Maritime


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Explain what respirable crystalline silica is and the health hazards associated with it.

• Recognize employer responsibilities and employee rights under the standard on respirable crystalline silica.

Course Materials:

Will be provided.


Not applicable.

Course Duration:

4 hours of training (not including class breaks).

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