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Crystalline Silica for Construction Employers - Online Training Course

Crystalline Silica for Construction Employers - Online Training Course

Course Overview

  • Overview

    • According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately two million construction workers are exposed to crystalline silica, a common mineral whose dust can lead to serious medical issues if exposure is not limited.
    • This course is designed to educate employers on how to protect their workers from the dangers of crystalline silica dust. Specifically, it covers 29 CFR 1926.1153, OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule for Construction.
    • The eLearning course covers the following topics:
      • Introduction to Crystalline Silica
        • What is it?
        • Occupational Exposure
        • Health Hazards
        • Hazard Communication
      • Exposure Control
        • Specific Exposure Control Method: Table 1
        • Alternative Exposure Control Methods
          • PEL
          • Exposure Assessment
          • Methods of Compliance
        • Respiratory Protection
        • Housekeeping
        • Written Exposure Control Plan
      • Medical Surveillance
        • What is the Purpose?
        • Examinations
        • Medical Report
        • Medical Opinion
    • After completing this course, learners will be able to:
      • Recognize workplace tasks that could result in exposure
      • Identify health hazards caused by exposure
      • Recall the various methods of communicating crystalline silica hazards: labels, safety data sheets, and signs
      • Apply exposure control measures to protect their workers from the effects of the dust
      • Discuss the role a competent person plays in crystalline silica exposure control
      • Explain the purpose of OSHA's required medical surveillance program
    • Intended Audience: Managers of construction employers whose workers are exposed to crystalline silica while on the job.
    • Regs Covered: 29 CFR 1926.1153
    • Length: 30 minutes
    • Copyright Date: 2017

    System Req.

    This course can be completed using a tablet device, such as an iPad or Android tablet. We do not recommend nor support using a mobile device with a screen size of fewer than seven inches, such as a smartphone.

    To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

    • Windows XP operating system, or later
    • 128 MB of RAM
    • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or onboard audio source
    • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
    • Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher for PC / Mozilla Firefox 19 and higher for PC / Google Chrome 25 or higher for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash. 
      • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
      • JavaScript must be enabled
      • Flash Player 10, however, the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
      • Cookies must be allowed
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
    • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.

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