At the conclusion of this course, the student will understand the requirements and responsibilities of a silica “competent person” on construction sites and general industry. This course will cover the OSHA’s new 2016 Silica Standard for maritime, construction and general industry. The student will obtain a comprehensive review of the new OSHA regulation, training on the health effects of silica exposure, and practical steps they can take back to their company to protect their employees from the hazards of silica exposure. Students will learn how to properly implement assessment methods for measuring worker exposure and assists employers in understanding the medical surveillance requirements of the standards. The facilitated and interactive training will allow students to learn objectives to ensure compliance of their company’s silica program, providing training material and communication tools for compliance with the OSHA standard 1926.1153.


Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a wallet card.

  • Certifications are good for three years and are good in all 50 states


  • Please be advised that the instructor cannot accommodate trainees arriving late or those requiring early departure for any reason
  • Please ensure that you or the trainee you select can attend the full duration of the program, as failure to do so may result in an unsuccessful completion
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of our courses. Myself or one of my team members will reply to you within 24 hours.


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  • Describe what silica and crystalline silica
  • Identify the routes of exposure significant for silica
  • Differentiate between the various health effects of silica overexposure
  • Description of the signs, symptoms of exposure, and the diseases associated with silica
  • Categorize the exposure levels and tasks associated with acute and chronic silicosis
  • Outline the major options for making a determination if silica is present:
    1. Best management practices (BMP)
    2. Methods of compliance
    3. Changes in the new standard
  • Evaluate the various engineering control measures used to reduce exposure to silica
  • Analyze exposure monitoring results to determine the appropriate respiratory protection
  • Construct a silica exposure monitoring program