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Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

COURSE NO: C09-005
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction.


Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many naturally occurring and man-made materials used at construction sites. Materials like sand, concrete, brick, block, stone and mortar contain crystalline silica. Amorphous silica, such as silica gel, is not crystalline silica. Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles typically at least 100 times smaller than ordinary sand found on beaches or playgrounds – is generated by high-energy operations like cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling and crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, block and mortar, or when abrasive blasting with sand.


Construction workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica are at increased risk of developing serious adverse health effects including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. This course describes the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees in construction from the hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica. This course provides guidance only, and does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities, which are laid out in OSHA standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.


This 9 PDH online course is intended for safety and health engineers, construction workers and others looking to better understand OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for construction.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Gaining general information about respirable crystalline silica
  • Familiarizing with the scope and definition of the standard
  • Learning about the specified exposure control methods and the alternative exposure control methods
  • Understanding several sections of the standard such as: respiratory protection, housekeeping, written exposure control plan, medical surveillance, communication of hazards, and recordkeeping
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction” which is based on the OSHA guide “Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction”, publication number OSHA 3902-07R-2017. 
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty five (45) questions to earn 9 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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