Managing Silica Hazards
“Safety first” is a common slogan throughout the construction industry, with less attention paid to health issues. This workshop is an
opportunity to identify how silica can affect worker health and provide template-models and guidance for a control program. It’s common for different employers to work in close proximity. The controlling
employer (controlling contractor) exerts the most influence and has the ability to set a general tone for work and create general conditions that guard again “fugitive dust” including silica. This training will address employer responsibilities pertaining to silica for worker safety and health.
Upon completing of this training, participants should be better able to:
• Design an effective awareness-level respirable silica training
program to help workers identify the source, pathology and the
hazardous nature of crystalline silica.
• Develop written exposure control plans for respirable
• Identify controlling employer (controlling contractor) responsibilities
for developing site-wide “fugitive” respirable crystalline dust program
for multi-employer worksites to control cross-employer exposures.
1. What is silica?
- Science behind the pathology and the harm it can cause.
2. Where is it?
- History of occupational illnesses related to
silica exposure Controls.
3. Responsibilities of employers related to silica hazards.
- Table I: Exposure control methods when working
with crystalline silica.
4. Customizing silica control plan template.
5. Employer responsibilities and worker rights for
silica exposed employees.
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