Construction workers training for silica awareness

Silica Awareness Training for Construction

Leavitt Machinery is proud to offer an in-depth silica awareness training program. According to OSHA, approximately 2 million construction workers are exposed to crystalline silica every year. Exposure to this mineral dust can cause severe medical issues if individuals are not properly protected and trained. This silica awareness training is designed to educate construction workers on how to protect themselves. The content specifically covers standard 29 CFR 1926.1153 of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Rule for Construction.

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Masks used for silica on construction sites

Silica Awareness Training Topics

  • What is crystalline silica?
  • Occupational exposure risks.
  • Health hazards.
  • Hazard communication and awareness.
  • Specific exposure control method: Table 1.
  • Alternative exposure control methods.
  • PEL.
  • Exposure assessment.
  • Respiratory protection.
  • Compliance methods.
  • Good housekeeping methods.
  • Written exposure control plan.
  • What is the purpose of medical surveillance?
  • Examinations.
  • Medical reports.
  • Professional medical opinions.

Silica Awareness Training Duration

This silica awareness training requires approximately 30 minutes to complete. As a self-paced online course, it can be started, paused, and resumed as required.

Assessment and Completion

Testing is conducted at the end of this silica awareness training to reinforce the knowledge presented. Participants are given up to three attempts to achieve a mark of at least 80% or higher. Upon passing this course, a certificate of completion is awarded.

Universal Compatibility

This crystalline silica awareness course has been optimized for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. As a result, it can be seamless started on one device, paused, and completed on another.

With hundreds of online and in-class training courses, Leavitt Machinery is your destination for training solutions. Whether you’re looking for in-class boom lift training, online forklift operation theory, or online safety courses, we can help. Our course line-up is ideal for all individuals and operations ranging from construction and industrial to intermodal and mining. We’ll work with you to assess your needs and deliver the perfect courses for your needs, budget, and schedule. Browse our course catalog or view our interactive course calendar to see a list of our programs.

Select courses are also available with multiple language options. Take a look at the full list of courses we have available for Canada (English, Spanish, French) and the USA ( English, Spanish, French)!