This course will provide basic information regarding OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard 1926.1153. According to OSHA about two million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in over 600,000 workplaces. Exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause silicosis, lung cancer, other respiratory diseases, and kidney disease. Exposure can occur during common construction tasks such as using masonry saws, grinders, drills, jackhammers and handheld powered chipping tools; operating vehicle-mounted drilling rigs; milling; operating crushing machines; and using heavy equipment for demolition or certain other tasks. This construction standard goes into effect on September 23, 2017.
What you will learn
The content of 1926.1153 and its appendices; the specific nature of operations that could lead to silica exposure above the action and permissible exposure level; health effects, respirator requirements; medical surveillance program; and written exposure control plan.