OSHA Silica Awareness Training
In accordance with Federal OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910.1053 and 29 CFR 1926.1153
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Our OSHA Silica Awareness Training course is designed to provide an overview of the hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica (also known as silica dust) and the hazard controls that can be implemented to limit exposure to safe levels.
Silica compounds occur naturally in the environment and can also be produced synthetically. Such naturally occurring compounds or man-made compounds often expose workers to silica dust above the acceptable silica permissible exposure limit (PEL) as specified by the OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards.
Workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in a variety of industries, including construction, mining, oil and gas extraction, stone countertop fabrication, foundries, and other manufacturing settings. Such workers may at a greater risk of contracting silicosis and other lung ailments, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and even cancer.
In order to protect workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued respirable crystalline silica standards for the General Industry and Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053) and the Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926.1153).
Some of the benefits of HAZWOPER OSHA Online Training
Once a student completes their training and passes the final exam of the OSHA Silica Awareness Training course, an electronic certificate of completion is emailed immediately.
- Our online support is available 24/7, 365-days a year.
- Our telephone support is available Monday to Saturday 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific time).
Please reach us via:
- Email: info@HAZWOPER-OSHA.com
- Toll-free: (866) 429-6742
- Local: (310) 498-0546
Our OSHA Silica Awareness Training course supports a user-focused, user-friendly, and tailored experience for students. It is our goal to make learning engaging and interesting. We also make every effort to ensure our training courses are relevant and updated considering changes to the OSHA General Industry and Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053) respirable crystalline silica standard and the OSHA respirable crystalline silica standard applicable to the Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926.1153). We also revise and review course content and presentation to make learning an enjoyable experience and aligned to changing trends in online learning tools.
Our OSHA Silica Awareness Training course is fully narrated by professional narrators making it easy to understand and follow. Narrations using the right voice talent can make training experience pleasant and appealing while enabling knowledge retention for the student.
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Take our OSHA Silica Awareness Training course entirely online on your laptop or personal computer; or using an iPad®, iPhone®, or any other Android® device. As long as students have a fast internet connection and access to a web browser, they can complete this OSHA Silica Awareness Training course anywhere at any time. All our courses are built using HTML 5, which makes them highly compatible with a range of renowned browsers and on mobile devices such as smartphone or tablet.
As our Learning Management System (LMS) is designed and built to track students’ progress, switching between a laptop or another mobile device is easy and ensures no need for course content repetition.
The core objective of the OSHA Silica Awareness Training course is to familiarize workers with the hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica and hazard controls that must be implemented to minimize exposure within safe limits in compliance with OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standards for the general industry (29 CFR 1910.1053) and the construction industry (29 CFR 1926.1153).
After completing the OSHA Silica Awareness Training course, the student will be able to:
- Understand general requirements of OSHA’s Respirable Silica Standards for the General Industry and the Construction Industry;
- Define silica and identify the natural and man-made sources of this compound;
- Recognize the sources of occupational silica exposure for workers;
- List the various diseases caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica;
- Recall the OSHA-specified action level (AL) and permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica;
- Understand the compliance requirements for workers who choose to use specific exposure control methods;
- Understand OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard compliance requirements for workers who choose to use alternate exposure control methods; and
- Understand OSHA requirements relating to exposure control plan, silica relevant respiratory protection, housekeeping, training, and recordkeeping for workers exposed to silica in the workplace.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Silica- This first lesson of the OSHA Silica Awareness Training course defines silica and gives an overview of the types of silica, differentiating between crystalline and amorphous silica, explains respirable crystalline silica, and summarizes the types of health hazards when exposed to silica, explains the types of silicosis, and discusses the sources of occupational silica exposure for workers.
- Lesson 2: Regulatory Overview– The lesson covers the general requirements of the OSHA general industry and construction industry respirable crystalline silica standards; provides details about the silica action level (AL) and the silica PEL; and guidance to comply with specified exposure control methods as per Silica Table 1 that includes respiratory protection, monitoring, methods of sample analysis, and hazard communication specifically related to silica.
- Lesson 3: Exposure Control Plan– This final lesson gives the learner detailed guidance on preparing and implementing a written silica exposure control plan. This includes housekeeping needs, medical surveillance requirements, and recordkeeping obligations as specified by OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standards for the construction industry and the general industry.
This course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies. The course meets the compliance requirements of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards for the General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1053) and the Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926.1153).
There are no prerequisites for enrolling in this OSHA Silica Awareness Training course.
Safety Training Certification
Once you complete this OSHA Silica Awareness Training course, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
A Final Note
It is important to remember that attending an OSHA Silica Awareness Training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this silica awareness online course it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer.
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of the OSHA Silica Awareness Training as per OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standards 29 CFR 1910.1053 and 29 CFR 1926.1153.
We can customize this OSHA Silica Awareness Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
Rates for the ILT OSHA Silica Awareness Training course are dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
- Course(s) of your choice,
- Preferred date for the training, and
- Number of employees expected to attend.
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We understand this statement and are ready to support employers in fulfilling their safety training goals by providing you with SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 compatible safety training course files.
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As experts in the field of safety training, we at HAZWOPER OSHA Training are aware of the various methods employers use to train their employees. Therefore, we are prepared to develop customized SCORM packages to suit your organization’s safety training needs. As such, we can convert this online OSHA Silica Awareness Training course into a SCORM package to enable you to train your employees using your company’s LMS, making training accessible and hassle-free.
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All our courses are designed to take a specific amount of time. However, some students may get through the OSHA Silica Awareness Training course much faster than others. Our respirable crystalline OSHA Silica Awareness Training will take around 2 hours to complete.
OSHA does not specify how often someone needs to attend the OSHA Silica Awareness Training course. It is up to the employer to determine the employee’s capabilities and to designate trained and knowledgeable individuals for a particular job. The final decision about the frequency of retraining rests with the employer.
As per OSHA recommendations, all managers, supervisors, technicians, assistants, specialists, and other workers who work with silica-containing minerals and are potentially exposed to respirable crystalline silica at the worksite should enroll for this online safety training course, as they must be aware of the hazards and have knowledge about silica-relevant engineering and work practice controls.
Federal OSHA recommends that employers shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to silica hazards. Retraining is required in instances where processes or exposure to silica hazards in the workplace have changed, or an employee shows incompetence in implementing protective measures.
Some states with OSHA state plans may have more stringent re-training or refresher training requirements. Please check with the relevant state authorities or your employer for specific details.
This same OSHA Silica Awareness Training course can be used for re-training/refresher training purposes, as needed.
Please Note: OSHA does not specify how often someone needs to attend this training. Therefore, refresher training is at the employer’s discretion and may be required if there are regulatory changes.
On successful completion of the final examination of the OSHA Silica Awareness Training, you will be able to immediately download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.