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Respirable crystalline silica, commonly known as silica dust, is produced when material containing crystalline silica such as concrete, stone, sand, brick and mortar is crushed, sawed or ground, creating tiny particles that become airborne.Workers exposed to this hazardous dust have an increased risk of developing silica-related diseases. The most common is silicosis, an incurable lung disease caused when silica dust enters the lungs and forms scar tissue making it difficult to take in oxygen.OSHA has established seperate standards for construction (§1926.1153) and general industry (§1910.1053) to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica.
This do-it-yourself training kit provides you with all the materials needed to conduct in-house, classroom-style heat illness prevention training. Materials include: Facilitator guides, student guides, wallet cards, course completion certificates, and an interactive presentation.
Silica exposure can lead to these health hazards:
Exposure to silica dust can lead to the development of lung cancer that is irreversible
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis
An incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death
End-stage kidney failure
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Description: MANUAL – This covers basic knowledge on Silica Awareness. It covers topics such as where Silica may be present, the dangers and risks associated with Silica Dust, including Silicosis, and steps to mitigate those hazards.
DIY Silica Kit
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: DIY TRAINING KIT: Our Crystalline Silica Safety Training Kit is a convenient and cost-effective training solution, perfect for in-house safety coordinators. This “Train-the-trainer” style kit is flexible for individual training sessions via computer, group sessions in a classroom setting, or out on the jobsite.
Silica Awareness Course
Duration: 30 minutes
Description: COURSE TRAINING A – This course is designed to give you basic knowledge on Silica Awareness. It covers topics such as where Silica may be present, the dangers and risks associated with Silica Dust, including Silicosis, and steps to mitigate those hazards.
Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness for Construction
Description: COURSE TRAINING B – This course is designed to give you basic knowledge on Silica Awareness. It covers topics such as where Silica may be present, the dangers and risks associated with Silica Dust, including Silicosis, and steps to mitigate those hazards.
Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness for General Industry
Description: COURSE TRAINING C – This course is designed to give you basic knowledge on Silica Awareness. It covers topics such as where Silica may be present, the dangers and risks associated with Silica Dust, including Silicosis, and steps to mitigate those hazards.
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OSHA-like regulatory bodies, in addition to other safety and procedural requirements, enforce training for Silica. The regulations listed below each list some training requirements that Safety Services Company helps employers meet along with all other requirements.
29 CFR 1910.1053 – Respirable Crystalline SilicaOSHA requires employers to train employees on health hazards related to respirable silica, what tasks may expose them, control measures the employer uses to protect them, and medical surveillance.
8 CCR 5204 – Occupational Exposures to Respirable Crystalline SilicaCal/OSHA training requirements are similar to those of OSHA for this standard, requiring training on health hazards, the types of jobs that involve exposure, control measures used, and medical surveillance.
29 CFR 1910.134 – Respiratory ProtectionIf a job task produces respirable silica dust above the permissible exposure limit, employees will need respirators and must be trained to use them properly and in accordance with the general industry standard.
8 CCR 5144 – Respiratory Protection RequirementsWhere employees face high enough exposure levels, California employers must provide respiratory protection and train employees on its use.
8 CCR 5141 – Control of Harmful Exposure to EmployeesCalifornia employers, like employers elsewhere, must use controls to cut respirable silica dust exposure.
29 CFR 1926.1153 – Respirable Crystalline SilicaOSHA’s training requirements in the construction standard are identical to the general industry requirements except that the company must designate a competent person and ensure employees know who that is.
8 CCR 1532.3 – Occupational Exposures to Respirable Crystalline SilicaCal/OSHA’s construction standard for respirable crystalline silica is more stringent than federal OSHA’s, but the training requirements for construction are nearly identical to the federal standard’s requirements.
29 CFR 1926.103 – Respiratory ProtectionSimilar to the standard for general industry, construction employers must train employees on the use of respiratory protection in accordance with the construction standard where necessary.
8 CCR 1530 – General Requirements of Mechanical Ventilation SystemsWhere silica dust exists, California employers may use mechanical ventilation systems to reduce or eliminate exposure.
8 CCR 1530.1 – Control of Employee Exposures from Dust-Generating Operations Conducted on Concrete or Masonry MaterialsCalifornia employers performing construction work on concrete or masonry materials may generate silica dust or other harmful dust, and if they do, they must use a dust reduction system, train employees on the health hazards such as silicosis, and more.
Crystalline Silica are Very Small Particles that are at Least
Smaller than Ordinary Sand
I’ve been using Safety Services since 2019 and their training manuals are exceptionally better than any competitor in the market. When OSHA randomly showed up at a job site last summer, the SSC policies were customized so well to tailor to my business that NO consequences occurred per their audit.