Jobs in many industries expose workers to respirable dust, which can lead to serious health problems. Workers who understand the hazards and how they can be controlled are better able to protect themselves from exposure and disease.
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Respirable Dust Awareness provides an overview of the health hazards of respirable dust and how to control them to prevent occupational diseases.
Who Needs Respirable Dust Awareness Training?
Employees and supervisors who work in industries or areas where dusts may present respiratory hazards.
Overview of Respirable Dust
- How dusts are made
- Types of dusts
- Where dusts are found
- Regulations and standards
- How dust enters lungs
- Effects of dust on lungs
- Lung diseases
- Factors that affect development of silicosis
Hazard Recognition and Evaluation
- Hazard communication
Prevention and Control
- Elimination and substitution
- Engineering controls
- Administrative controls
- Personal protective equipment