Silica Control in Construction

Silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite and many other minerals and is used in many man-made construction products.  Construction activities involving chipping, cutting, drilling, grinding, or similar activities on materials containing silica can lead to the release of respirable-sized particles of crystalline silica (RCS).  Syracuse University’s Silica Management Program was developed to meet the requirements of the Respirable Crystalline Silica Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1153) established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The intent of this Program is to control the release of RCS from construction related activities at the University and reduce employee exposures to RCS.

Silica Safety Training

Silica  Control in Construction Management Program