Silica Awareness for Construction Online

OSHA Safety Courses for General Industry and Construction per 29 CFR 1910 & CFR 1926

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Overview

 

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."

This course can be taken as initial training or as an annually required refresher course.

Wallet ID Option

This training comes with an optional PVC ID card with an optional Photo Wallet ID for an additional $5.00 if selected at the time of enrollment. To do so, just select the course that is priced at $24.95. Adding this option later will cost an additional $10.00.

Wallet ID Card Option
Course Pricing With Optional Wallet ID Certificate Wallet ID Total Price
Silica Awareness for Construction Online
Yes No $19.95
Silica Awareness for Construction Online w/Wallet ID
Yes Yes $24.95

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

Course Objectives

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define what respirable crystalline silica is;
  • Identify where respirable crystalline silica is encountered;
  • Understand the definitions and the hazards associated with silica dust and silica dust exposure;
  • Explain the different ways workers are exposed to silica dust;
  • Describe the health effects of silica dust exposure;
  • Explain the essentials of OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica Standard for Construction;
  • Identify and describe OSHA methods of compliance to prevent silica dust exposure; and
  • Explain how workers and employers can avoid silica dust hazards through engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the final exam. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.

Course Exams

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. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake it as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Accreditation

This training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers.

Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.

Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

Training Requirements

Each employee covered by the Construction Standard must be trained to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of at least the following:

  • The health hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica;
  • Specific workplace tasks that could result in exposure;
  • Specific measures the employer has implemented to protect employees from exposure, including engineering controls, work practices, and respirators to be used;
  • The contents of the OSHA Standard;
  • The identity of the competent person designated by the employer in accordance with the Standard; and
  • The purpose and a description of the medical surveillance program required by the Standard.

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.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 1 hour to complete.

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. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be 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.

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Online Training on Mobile Devices Tablet Smart Phone HTML 5 The Future

With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.

We're excited to announce a selection of courses is now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device. 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, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.

Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.

We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.

Your Mobile Browser

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.