UBC Silica Awareness (HS300)
Class covers where and how respirable crystalline silica exposure occurs, how it affects the body, how workers can protect themselves, and what employers must do to protect their workers. This workshop meets the training requirements of 1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica standard.
At the end of this workshop, the participant should be able to:
- Identify where silica is commonly found.
- Identify construction activities that could create hazardous levels of silica dust.
- Describe the health hazards of respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
- Explain the requirements and methods used for controlling silica dust.
- Explain employer requirements including training, competent person, exposure control plan, and medical surveillance program.
Members attending training must provide their own safety shoes, safety goggles, gloves, ear protection and hard hats. Failure to provide your own safety equipment may result in your being dropped from a particular training session.
Attendance at the first training session is mandatory. 100% attendance is required for all courses that issue Certificates or Qualifications and Apprentice mandatory training. Please be on time! Late arrivals (and early departures) are disruptive to instructors and participants. Poor attendance / disruptive behavior will result in your being dropped from a particular training session.
To maximize the effectiveness of our training sessions, we limit the number of attendees. If you are registered for a specific training and need to cancel, please notify us two (2) business days before the start of scheduled training. Failure to notify us of cancellation may result in your being denied registration for future training. We reserve the right to cancel any course - with two (2) business days’ notice - for which there is an insufficient number of registered attendees. Registrants may then enroll in the next available offering of the course, or cancel the registration.