SILICA TRAINING

Title 8 CCR Section 1530.1 – OSHA requires training for workers who are exposed to crystalline silica. Exposures to respirable crystalline silica dust during construction activities can cause serious respiratory disease. Each year more than 300 US workers die from silicosis and thousands more are diagnosed with lung disease.

Silica is a common mineral found in certain types of rocks and sand and used in the manufacture or application of numerous construction materials such as concrete or masonry applications, and granite and marble. Working with these materials is the primary source for exposure to silica in the work place. OSHA has established a Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) that cannot be exceeded for working in and around locations where crystalline silica is disturbed.

Who Should Attend: OSHA requires training of all employees and supervisors who are required to work with or around powered tools and equipment used to cut, grind, core or drill concrete or masonry materials, marble or granite.

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