InstructorChris Gallivan
TypeOnline Course
DateNov 14, 2024 - Nov 14, 2024
Student Enrolled4
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This course is designed for anyone involved with, working around or having the potential to be exposed to silica or lead containing materials.

Who should participate?  The course is designed for, but not limited to, the following personnel:  building owners, operators, architects, engineers, designers, abatement contractors, maintenance staff, trade workers (plumbers, HVAC, electrical), health and safety representatives, consultants, estimators and specification writers.

Course Outline: 

  • What is Crystalline Silica?
  • Health Effects Associated with Silica Exposure
    • Introduction, silicosis, signs & symptoms of exposure, symptoms of related illnesses, other conditions
  • Where is Crystalline Silica found?
    • What are the uses of silica?
  • How and why does exposure occur
    • How you know you’ve been exposed, read labels, MSDS review
  • Industry Silica Regulations
    • Exposure limits, air monitoring, testing for silica dust
  • How do you reduce the exposures to silica? (What control measures are there?
  • Personal Protection
    • Introduction, Training Programs, Safe Working Practices, Air Purifying Respirators, Air Line Respirators, Fit Testing, Respirator Programs
  • Exposure Standard for Construction (Purpose, Methods of Exposure, Exposure Limits, Written Compliance Plan, Monitoring and Analysis, Employee Training, Safe Work Practices, Medical Surveillance)
  • Review and Conclusions

Upon completion of this course each attendee will receive a certificate of completion.

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