OSHA Silica Standard: Gaining the Skills and Capabilities to Comply

Course Description

Stay abreast OSHA’s new 2016 Silica Standard for general industry, construction, and maritime with this course. Obtain a comprehensive review of the new OSHA regulation, training on the health effects of silica exposure, and practical steps companies can take to protect workers from the hazards of silica exposure.

Job tasks addressed in this course include those who come in contact with elevated exposure to silica dust. 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 included in this course, allows participants to gain the knowledge they need to assure the effectiveness of their company’s silica compliance program, and to understand the requirements and responsibilities of a silica “competent person” on construction sites.

Course ID: EST 7132P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 Friday, August 17, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270 18060
Section Details Oct 5, 2018 Oct 5, 2018 Friday, October 5, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270 18058
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16669 Oct 7, 2016 Oct 7, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
17235 Jan 13, 2017 Jan 13, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
17236 Mar 3, 2017 Mar 3, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $270
17237 Mar 14, 2017 Mar 14, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
17238 Apr 7, 2017 Apr 7, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
17239 Jun 16, 2017 Jun 16, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
17645 Jul 14, 2017 Jul 14, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $270
17240 Aug 1, 2017 Aug 1, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
18057 Jan 12, 2018 Jan 12, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270
18059 Mar 13, 2018 Mar 13, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $270

Who Should Attend

Employers and employees who work with materials containing silica.

How You Will Benefit

  • Describe what silica and crystalline silica are and where they come from
  • Identify the routes of exposure significant for silica
  • Differentiate between the various health effects of silica overexposure, including 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
  • Evaluate the various engineering control measures used to reduce exposure to silica
  • Analyze exposure monitoring results to determine the appropriate respiratory protection needed for each task
  • Construct a silica exposure monitoring program


  • OSHA’s Silica standard
  • Overview of Silica and the Health Effects from Exposure to Silica
  • Silica Exposure Control Planning
  • Medical Evaluations for Employees Exposed to Silica
  • Air Sampling Strategies and Methods for Silica Exposure
  • Control Methods for Exposure to Silica

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET