Silica in Construction Competent Person – Online

CHC Training

Silica

CHC Training

Online

Awareness

1.5 hrs

Cost Per Attendee: $75

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This course is designed to teach you the various standard operating procedures needed to become a Respirable Silica in Construction Competent Person as defined by OSHA. OSHA defines a competent person as, “One who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.”

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Description

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone.

Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than ordinary sand you might find on beaches and playgrounds – is created when cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, and crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Activities such as abrasive blasting with sand; sawing brick or concrete; sanding or drilling into concrete walls; grinding mortar; manufacturing brick, concrete blocks, stone countertops, or ceramic products; and cutting or crushing stone result in worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica dust. Industrial sand used in certain operations, such as foundry work and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), is also a source of respirable crystalline silica exposure. About 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica at work.

Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including:

Silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death;

  • Lung cancer;
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and
  • Kidney disease.

To better protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica, OSHA has issued two new respirable crystalline silica standards: one for construction, and the other for general industry and maritime. OSHA will begin enforcing most provisions of the standard for construction on September 23, 2017 and this course is in compliance with the training requirements listed in the standard.

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone.

Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than ordinary sand you might find on beaches and playgrounds – is created when cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, and crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Activities such as abrasive blasting with sand; sawing brick or concrete; sanding or drilling into concrete walls; grinding mortar; manufacturing brick, concrete blocks, stone countertops, or ceramic products; and cutting or crushing stone result in worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica dust. Industrial sand used in certain operations, such as foundry work and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), is also a source of respirable crystalline silica exposure. About 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica at work.

Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including:

Silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death;

  • Lung cancer;
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and
  • Kidney disease.

To better protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica, OSHA has issued two new respirable crystalline silica standards: one for construction, and the other for general industry and maritime. OSHA will begin enforcing most provisions of the standard for construction on September 23, 2017 and this course is in compliance with the training requirements listed in the standard.

This course is designed to teach you the various standard operating procedures needed to become a Respirable Silica in Construction Competent Person as defined by OSHA.

OSHA defines a competent person as, “One who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.”

Silica competent persons specifically identify and control silica hazards in construction settings by:

  • Effective implementation and management of a Written Exposure Control Plan.
  • Anticipating the potential for silica exposure through an initial evaluation of the work site, through selecting, implementing, and managing the appropriate control strategy(ies) to reduce or eliminate exposures.
  • Through monitoring the work site in order to take prompt corrective action to ensure that safe work conditions are maintained.

A silica competent person is typically on site daily with this position being an additional duty (e.g., superintendent, lead foreman, on-site safety representative).

  • Supervisor Level Course
  • 1.5 Hours, 100% Online
  • Self-paced, 30 Days from Enrollment
  • One Year Certificate
  • OSHA Compliant

Learning Objectives

  • New OSHA silica standard
  • Background and health effects
  • Specified exposure control methods
  • Alternative exposure control methods
  • Respiratory protection
  • Housekeeping
  • Written exposure control plan
  • Medical surveillance
  • Record-keeping

Regulations Satisfied

OSHA – CR 1926.1153(i)(2)

Requirements

  • Reliable internet
  • Desktop computer (no mobile devices)
  • Web camera
  • Speakers
  • A quiet environment to take the class
  • Pre-registration is necessary and space fills quickly
  • Payment must be made prior to class and becomes non-refundable once class is marked as full. Refund Policy
  • Upon course completion, we will email the soft copy certificate. Please provide a mailing address for the hardcopy of the certificate.

13 reviews for Silica in Construction Competent Person – Online

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  4. Eric McWhorter

    Still have yet to receive my completion certificate via email. Thankfully I have an understanding employer. Also, it took way too long in my opinion for help tickets to be answered. I have coworkers who have called and got similar issue resolved very quickly. Unfortunately I do not have the ability to take time out to place a call.

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    Very informative and easy to follow.

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    Complete, easy to understand and valuable information.

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    Very Informative…

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