Workplace illness takes the lives of thousands of workers each year. Respirable crystalline silica is a very dangerous hazardous mineral to which many workers are exposed. Approximately 2.3 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica and OSHA estimates about 40% of these workers are exposed to silica levels which exceed the current permissible exposure levels. OSHA sets and enforces standards which provide protection to the nations workers. This training program will look at key points of the OSHA standard regarding respirable crystalline silica and help you protect yourself from the hazards associated with it.
OSHA finalized two silica standards to protect workers from the serious risks posed by silica exposure. One standard is for general industry and one is for the construction industry. This training program is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the dangers of crystalline silica and the requirements for meeting the OSHA regulations. OSHA estimates the standards will save over 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 cases of silicosis each year.
The video is 17 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the OSHA regulation, including:
The following are free previews of the Respirable Crystalline Silica Safety for Construction Training videos: