Crystalline Silica for General Industry - Online Course

Interactive Training
30 minutes
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Course Description

Crystalline Silica for General Industry - Online Course


  • According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 295,000 workers are exposed to crystalline silica, a common mineral whose dust can lead to serious medical issues if exposure is not limited.
  • This course is designed to educate workers on how to protect themselves from the dangers of crystalline silica dust. Specifically, it covers 29 CFR 1910.1053, OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule for General Industry.
  • The Crystalline Silica for General Industry online course covers the following topics:
    • Introduction to Crystalline Silica
      • What is Crystalline Silica?
      • Occupational Exposure
      • Health Hazards
      • Hazard Communication
    • Exposure Control
      • Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
      • Exposure Assessment
      • Regulated Areas
      • Methods of Compliance
      • Respiratory Protection
      • Housekeeping
      • Written Exposure Control Plan
    • Medical Surveillance
      • What is the Purpose?
      • Examinations
      • Medical Report
      • Medical Opinion
  • After completing this course, learners will be able to:
    • Recognize workplace tasks that could result in exposure to crystalline silica
    • Identify health hazards caused by exposure to crystalline silica
    • Recall the various methods of communicating crystalline silica hazards: labels, safety data sheets and signs
    • Apply exposure control measures to protect themselves from the effects of crystalline silica dust
    • Explain the purpose of OSHA's required medical surveillance program
  • Intended Audience: General industry employees exposed to crystalline silica while on the job.
  • Regs Covered: 29 CFR 1910.1053
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2016 (Rev. 7/16)

System Req.

This course can be completed using a tablet device, such as an iPad or Android tablet. We do not recommend nor support using a mobile device with a screen size of less than seven inches, such as a smart phone.

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or on-board audio source
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher for PC / Mozilla Firefox 19 and higher for PC / Google Chrome 25 or higher for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash. 
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.
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