OSHA Silica Training

OSHA Silica Training

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Everyone involved in tasks that produce silica dust; including project managers, foreman, superintendents, and workers should receive training before being assigned work.? Training will address:

  • Identifying the materials and tasks that create silica hazards
  • The dust generating operations that will be undertaken and plans to control the dust
  • The health risks
  • Working safely with silica, including proper use of equipment, protective clothing, and appropriate hygiene practices
  • The identity of the competent person designated by the employer to implement the silica control plan and inspect job site, materials and equipment
  • The purpose and description of the medical surveillance program
  • OSHA’s standard and applicable regulations

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