The Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness for General Industry safety course from OSHA Education School is an introductory-level online training designed to teach participants the essential elements of OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard, as established by 29 CFR 1910.1053.
Participants can expect to identify the basic health hazards of respirable crystalline silica, general activities that may lead to exposure, and potential control methods that employers can implement to protect workers.
OSHA Education School’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Awareness for General Industry training is designed to offer participants a thorough and updated understanding of the silica dust and the associated risk factors. Participants will learn OSHA’s new requirements, as well as the most updated maritime industry regulations. Specific course topics include the following:
Introduction to silica and respirable crystalline silica
Common hazards, evaluation, and control techniques of respirable crystalline silica
Activities OSHA has identified as particularly concerning in relation to respirable crystalline silica
Specific industry terms covered throughout the three courses include the following:
Action level and permissible exposure limit (PEL)
Qualified and/or competent person
High-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA)
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