Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Silica Safety Training Course


Activities that can lead to silicosis, which makes a person more susceptible to infectious diseases of the lungs such as tuberculosis, include cement manufacturing, asphalt pavement manufacturing, jack hammering, rock and well drilling, concrete mixing, concrete drilling, brick and concrete block cutting and sawing, and sandblasting. Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.

Governing regulations

According to OSHA:
“Employers are required to provide and assure the use of appropriate controls for crystalline silica-containing dust.”
This course will help you comply with the OSHA standard on respirable crystalline silica in both the construction and general industries.

Course Overview

This course is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the standards set forth in 29 CFR § 1910 which covers the steps to working safely where exposure to silica is likely, in both the maritime and general industry.

Who Must Take this Course?

General Industry:
According to OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.9(b): …The employer must train each affected employee in the manner required by the standard, and each failure to train an employee may be considered a separate violation.

Course Format

Our OSHA Silica Hazards & Silica Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • Course Description
  • Course Approach
  • Course Layout
  • Introduction
    • Silica
    • Processes
    • Silicosis
    • Workplace Hazards
    • Material Hazards
    • Material Safety Data Sheets
    • Cyclone Filter
    • Choosing a Laboratory
    • Medical Examinations
    • Controlling Respirable Crystalline Silica
    • Respirators
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Work Practices
  • Abrasive Blasting, Surface Mining, and Masonry
    • Overview
    • Respirators
    • Control Measures
    • Personal Hygiene Practices
    • Permissible Exposure Limit (or PEL)