Crystalline Silica for General Industry Employers

Crystalline Silica for General Industry Employers

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 employers on how to protect their employees from the dangers of crystalline silica dust. Specifically, it covers 29 CFR 1910.1053, OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule for General Industry.

Crystalline Silica Course Topics

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.

Crystalline Silica for General Industry Employers Online 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

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 30 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.