Course Pricing



per person

Groups of 6+


per person (10% discount)

Course Details

Course Description

The course will review the fundamentals of Silica and respirable crystalline silica, basic health hazards and risks related to exposure, PPE, engineering controls and safe work practices.

The 2-Hour Silica Hazard Awareness Seminar is appropriate for individuals who may be exposed to respirable crystalline silica in the course of construction activities. Occupational exposure occurs when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, ceramic tiles, rock, and stone products. Occupational exposure also occurs in operations that process or use large quantities of sand, such as foundries and the glass, pottery and concrete products industries.

Additionally, per OSHA 1926.1153, effective September 23, 2017 (delayed from original enforcement date of June 23, 2017), the training will cover the new permissible exposure limits, specific requirements for exposing controls, competent person, and training and record keeping. We’ve taken the time to break down the new regulations to make sure you’re protected and in compliance!

Course Hours

2 Hours

Course Sessions

1 Sessions

Course Languages

English, Spanish

Course Schedule

Additional Details

This course will identify:

  • The basic health hazards associated with exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust
  • Some of the common construction tasks that could result in exposure to respirable crystalline
  • Typical control measures employers may implement to protect workers from exposure
  • What is Crystal Silica?


There are no prerequisites needed to attend this course. Students must be able to verbally communicate with the instructor in the primary language of the training.

Training Requirement

This course is voluntary and does not meet any specific regulatory or industry requirement.


This course is designed for employers and employees who may be working near an area where silica may be present. Some attendees may include:

  • Facility Managers
  • Property Managers
  • Health & Safety Personnel
  • Contractors

Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities to receive Silica Hazard Awareness Course Completion ID Card.

Make-up time is not permitted for this training course. Students who miss time from any individual session must reschedule and attend the full training course.

Read Gallagher Bassett’s full attendance and make-up time policies here.