Silica Rule

Guidelines for Compliance:
A quick 4-page overview of the regulations and contractor compliance

Silica Training Program:
The information in this presentation is designed to help your safety managers train employees, explain the regulation, and discuss the controls your company will use to protect employees from silica exposure.

Sample Written Silica Exposure Program:
This template, provided as guidance by NIOSH, will require you to add specific information tailored for your company, but it is a strong draft.

Table 1: “Specific Control Methods”
This table has been updated by OSHA since the regulation was first released and will be central to the control methods laid out in your Silica Exposure Program. The Table should be used as a handout for Silica training.

Exposure Control Methods:
A 5-page document that simplifies control methods and can be used for training. Additional information my be needed if you are using control methods not on this list.

OSHA Fact Sheets:
Includes a summary of the regulation for construction and control methods for hand grinders, jack hammers, masonry saws, and vehicle mounted drill rigs.

OSHA Crystalline Silica Standard:
A link to the entire standard

Construction Silica Standard:
Sections of the standard applicable to construction – Recommended that all members read this.

Small Entity Compliance Guide:
A guide for smaller business, published by OSHA in 2017


Other OSHA Resources:

OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard

OSHA Silica Website


Other Resources:

Enforcement of OSHA’s Crystalline Silica for Construction Standard is in effect, starting Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

All contractors should be working to come into compliance with this new regulation. To help members, NUCA has compiled the resources to the left your company needs to come into compliance with OSHA’s Silica Standard for Construction, including an exclusive training presentation and a webinar.

There are 3 things your company needs to do now using the provide materials to meet basic compliance requirements:

  1. Train your employees on Silica Standards
  2. Produce a Written Silica Exposure Control Plan
  3. Continue to/begin using one of several methods to control silica on your jobsites

If you have any questions, or if we can assist in any way, please contact us at safety@nuca.com.