Silica Dust and Earthmoving

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This course explains what is meant by Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), and the diseases long-term exposure can cause, and health-monitoring requirements. It discusses using water and dust suppressants to reduce exposure to dust when operating heavy equipment or utility vehicles for tasks such as grading and excavating. The course recommends that operators of earth-moving equipment are in enclosed cabs.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, learners will:

  1. Learn what work activities can generate Respirable Crystalline Silica.
  2. Understand the diseases long-term exposure to RCS can cause.
  3. Learn when air monitoring is required.
  4. Understand the workplace exposure standard for silica.
  5. Learn when to use water and dust suppressants.
  6. Understand the importance of applying the correct water flow rates to effectively control dust emissions.
  7. Learn how to protect the operator in the equipment cab from exposure to silica dust.
  8. Learn when health monitoring of workers is required for exposure to silica dust.

Course length: 9 mins (6-minute animated and subtitled video + 7 Q&A short answer assessment)

  • Certificate of completion
  • In-depth Reporting
  • Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
  • Optional pass rate
  • All content can be customised
  • Pause and resume function

Available in English (Australian).

This course is suitable for use in Australia.

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