OSHA adds new silica compliance materials – slides, videos, and FAQ

Need training materials and background information for your construction workforce on OSHA’s new silica rule? The agency recently added to its web site a number of materials that may come in handy, particularly for those in the construction industry.

Though extremely controversial, the silica rule largely took effect in the construction industry last year and took effect for most other employers a few weeks ago. Smaller companies especially may have limited resources to prepare compliance and training materials. The materials OSHA recently posted and announced for the construction industry include:

A customizable slide presentation with 45 technical and detailed slides for training construction workers.
A five-minute video on the hazards and ways to protect workers from exposure.
A series of short videos on using dust control methods for six common construction tasks.
An FAQ page with answers to common questions about the construction rule.

If you have questions about how to comply with the new rule or whether you should contest citations you received, feel free to contact Avi Meyerstein or Brian Hendrix.

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