OSHA Regulations for Construction, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 29 CFR 1926.1153. Completed entirely online.
Who Should take this course?
This Silica Awareness for Construction Online course provides a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with substances and materials that contain silica, as required by OSHA.
Approximately two million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in over 600,000 workplaces each year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, estimates that more than 840,000 of these workers are exposed to silica levels that exceed permissible exposure limits (PELs).
Exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause silicosis, lung cancer, other respiratory diseases, and kidney disease.
Exposure to silica can occur during common construction tasks, such as using masonry saws, grinders, drills, jackhammers, handheld powered chipping tools, operating vehicle-mounted drilling rigs, milling, operating crushing machines, and using heavy equipment for demolition or certain other tasks.
NOTE - OSHA's regulations define construction work as "construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating."
The objective of this Silica Awareness for Construction Online course is to provide a general awareness of the risks and the regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with substances and materials that contain silica, as required by OSHA.
The course will also introduce students to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 29 CFR 1926.1153.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
This course consists of 1 module broken down into 4 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.
|Silica Awareness for Construction|
|2||Introduction to Silica|
|3||Limiting Exposure to Silica Dust|
|Summary and Conclusion|
|4||Summary and Conclusion|
This course has one final exam based upon the material in the 3 course sections.
The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass each exam. If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
Each employee covered by the Construction Standard must be trained to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of at least the following:
Note – italicized items are to be conducted by the employer upon completion this training.
Additionally, workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company’s training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company’s unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet).
Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.
Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.
During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets.
Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.
While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.
Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.