Silica and Silicosis Training Bundle
Non-Member Price: FREE
The Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee is committed to providing quality safety education for professionals in the stone industry. This course bundle was sponsored by the Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee to educate your team on safe slab handling best practices and produce a safe slab handling program.
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SS111: Silicosis: An Industry Guide to Awareness and Prevention
For hundreds of years, silicosis has been a serious occupational health issue for workers in mining, quarrying, stone cutting, stone grinding, and other occupations where crystalline silica dust is generated. This session will discuss what silicosis is and what measures should be taken to prevent the disease.
SS111S: Silicosis: Una Guía de la Industria para la Toma de Conciencia
Durante cientos de años, la silicosis ha sido un grave problema de salud para los trabajadores de la minería, las canteras, el corte de piedra, la molienda de piedra y otras ocupaciones en las que se genera polvo de sílice cristalina. En esta sesión se debatirá qué es la silicosis y qué medidas deben adoptarse para prevenir dicha enfermedad.
SS212: Silica Exposure Standard and OSHA Compliance
How is the stone industry addressing the OSHA silica rule change? What are leading stone professionals doing NOW to reduce silica exposure for their employees? What are the real costs associated with making your shop and business safer? This session will prepare attendees to create a safety program that addresses silica exposure, baseline testing, and a number of issues your employees will encounter.
TT212: Tool Box Talk- What is Crystalline Silica?
Over- exposure to respirable crystalline silica particles can lead to serious, sometimes fatal illnesses including silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (in those with silicosis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition, silica exposure has been linked to other illnesses including renal disease and other cancers. Silicosis is a progressive disease and there is no cure upon its onset, thus minimizing your exposure to respirable crystalline silica is the key to prevention.
TT236: Toolbox Talk: Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention
Exposure to crystalline silica often occurs as part of common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, grinding/sanding and crushing of natural and engineered stone products such as granite and slate and also in the quarrying of these materials. Over-exposure can lead to serious, sometimes fatal illnesses including silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (in those with silicosis) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The best method to prevent a crystalline silica exposure related disease is to minimize exposure to crystalline silica.
Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers
SS313: Implementing a Silica Exposure Control Plan
Every stone fabrication facility is required by OSHA to have a Silica Exposure Control Plan (ECP). This course is designed to help stone companies create and implement a Silica ECP and highlight available resources.
SS315: How To Use the OSHA Voluntary Inspection Program to Monitor Silica Exposure
This course provides an overview of the OSHA Voluntary Inspection Program and explains how to use this program to monitor employee silica exposure. It will discuss perceived myths about OSHA and showcase how OSHA truly conducts their inspections. Come away with a plan to measure employee silica exposure at your facility.