USF Health
Silica Exposure in Construction Industry
University of South Florida OTI Education Center SH-29661-16-60-F-12


This is a one day training session intended to educate front line employees and foreman about OSHA’s new silica standard for the construction industry. This course will offer and overview of the new silica standard, as well as information on how to recognize, avoid and abate silica dust hazards. Participants will also learn allowable housekeeping techniques, as well as participating in a hands on workshop regarding respiratory protection use. Participant’s level of knowledge will be tested by administering a pretest and posttest.   Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive a course certificate of attendance.

Contact Hours: 7.5

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of the new silica standard
  • Health hazards associated with respirable crystalline silica exposure
  • How to anticipate and recognize potential silica dust hazards
  • How to use a specified exposure control method for a given task
  • Allowable housekeeping techniques


 January 27th  Wesley Chapel, FL  Closed
 February 24th  Ft. Lauderdale, FL Closed
 March 17th  Jacksonville, FL Closed
 April 6th  Plantation, FL Closed
 April 21st Tampa, FL  Click Here to Register
 May 5th  Daytona, FL Click Here to Register
June 9th  Orlando/Maitland, FL Click Here to Register
June 29th  West Palm, FL Click Here to Register
July 14th  Wesley Chapel, FL Click Here to Register
 August 11th  Miami, FL Click Here to Register
 September 1st  Tallahassee,FL Click Here to Register


This material was produced under grant number SH-29661-16-60-F-12 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.