Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and many other minerals. Quartz is the most common form of crystalline silica. It has been classified as a human lung carcinogen.
Because silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling, there is now Silica Awareness Training.
This Silica Awareness Training is designed to inform on the hazards of silica on jobsites.
- Silica terms and definitions
- OSHA Safety Standards and Requirements
- Silica exposure and symptoms
- Hazard communications
- Limiting exposure and protecting the jobsite