Oh&S Silica Exposure Control Program

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CorWest Builders Occupational Silica Dust Exposure Control Program

CorWest Builders recognizes that exposure to silica dust can cause silicosis (a deadly lung disease) and may cause lung cancer. CorWest Builders takes responsibility for protecting the safety and health of its employees.

The Occupational Silica Dust Control Program includes the following parts:

1. Hazard Identification

2. Employee Training

3. Housekeeping Procedures

4. Personal Hygiene

5. Personal Protective Equipment

6. Recordkeeping

7. Emergency First Aid Procedures for Silica Dust

8. Spill and Disposal Procedures

Part 1. Hazard Identification

CorWest Builders recognizes that the following jobs/task can produce silica dust hazards at our workplace (sandblasting, concrete cutting, determine hazards for each site) ____________________________________________________________



When a worker, employed by CorWest Builders, performs any of these jobs/tasks the Occupational Silica Dust Exposure Control Program will protect them.

The assigned CorWest Supervisor is responsible for identifying silica dust exposure hazards.

Part 2. Employee Training

All employees working in the jobs/tasks identified in part one are required to complete a training course prior to working in the exposure area. Workers will be trained when first assigned to the job/task and annually thereafter.

Training for Occupational Silica Dust Exposure will include the following topics:

1. Health hazards of silica dust exposure (including signs and...