Respirable Silica Best Practices

Respirable Silica Best Practices

Respirable Silica Best Practices

Working around known sources of silica dust presents dangers to your health. To protect yourself, specific personal protective equipment, best practices, and strategies must be used. This course walks you through these requirements for respirable silica.

Information relating to respirable silica will be presented in four chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Defining Asbestos
  • Chapter 2: Health Hazards
  • Chapter 3: Establishing a Safe Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Employer and Employee Responsibilities

Upon completion, you will be presented with a final exam to test your knowledge.

Silica Practices - Online Awareness Training

In today’s training, we’ll discuss the various methods, controls, and equipment used to protect yourself against these dangerous particles in the workplace. By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define silica and where respirable versions of this mineral may be found
  • Recognize the health impacts of exposure to these particles
  • Identify engineering and administrative controls used to protect you against respirable silica dust
  • Understand what PPE is required
  • Explain procedures in the event of over exposure

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 40 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.