Silica Awareness Training


Silica is one of the most common hazards on a worksite, particularly in the construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, and agriculture industries. Silica dust can cause silicosis, a serious and irreversible lung disease. It can also cause lung cancer. Cutting, breaking, crushing, drilling, grinding, or blasting concrete or stone releases the dust. As workers breathe in the dust the silica settles in their lungs. 

Course Overview

 The course provides a general overview of;

  • What silica is and types;
  • Hazards associated with silica dust exposure;
  • How workers are exposed;
  • Typical materials containing silica;
  • Applicable Provicial Regulations; and,
  • How to reduce the risks.

Who Would Benefit from the Course

  • Federal and municipal management and maitenance employees
  • Commercial building owners
  • Commercial building managers
  • Contractors

Qualified and Experienced Trainers

Keltech Environmental can provide silica awareness training at your workplace. Our silica awareness training program is a 2 hour session lead by a qualified and experienced trainer. 

WorkSafeBC - Silica