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

 GRANT PERIOD ENDED 9/30/2017. For information on additional Silica training, contact us at



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.