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Environmental Health & Safety



Silica


Silica

Silica exposure is a threat for approximately two million US workers and is especially dangerous for more than 100,000 workers who make up the nation's stonecutters, foundry workers, sandblasters, and rock drillers. Crystalline silica is classified as a human lung carcinogen and is known to cause respiratory diseases, including an especially damaging one – silicosis. Effective measures are available to protect workers from exposure and to reduce and prevent its potentially devastating health effects. It's important that employees recognize the potential hazards of silica exposure so they can protect themselves. This course covers hazard recognition, potential health threats, exposure prevention, and control. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Length:  30 min     Copyright: SkillSoft      Type: eCourse (online training)

Instructions for registration:

  1. (Students or Non-Employees only) Activate your UCR NetID
  2. Go to the URL http://ucrlearning.ucr.edu
  3. Login using your UCR NetID and password

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  1. Enter the word "silica" into the Search box
    (on the left side), and click on "Go" 
  2. Click on the "Silica" title,
    and select "Register
  3. Verify that the box is checked next to eCourse, and click on "Submit"

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