This seminar has been cancelled. Please return to Safety Seminars to view the list of available seminars.

To better protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica, OSHA has updated the respirable crystalline silica standards: one for construction, and the other for general industry and maritime.

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including:

  • Silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Kidney disease

Attendees could include business owners, managers, safety and human resource personnel, and/or safety committee members, etc.

This seminar is open to the general public at no cost.

Read more.