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Abrasive blasting

preventing silicosis

 

Abrasive blasting with sand is one of the most hazardous work practices. Despite the large number of silica-free abrasives that are available, silica is still commonly used. The manuals have been developed to provide abrasive blasters with the knowledge to conduct abrasive blasting safely. By providing employers and employees with information regarding the hazards of silica and preventive measures to reduce silica exposure, abrasive blasters will be able to reduce their risk of developing silicosis, both the acute and chronic form of this progressively debilitating and deadly lung disease as well as their risk of lung cancer from repeated silica exposure.


The Instructor's Manual contains all of the material in the User's Manual plus general comments for instructors, overhead transparencies and a training exercise.

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User's Manual

Cover
Introduction
   How To Use Manual
   Table of Contents
   Overview
   Summary
Ch 1: Silica Substitutes
Ch 2. Health Hazards of Abrasive Blasting
Ch 3: Getting Organized
Ch 4: Air Sampling
Ch 5: Cutting Airborne Silica
Ch 5: Silica Control Plan Decision Tree
Ch 6: Respiratory Protection
Ch 7: Safety Training
Ch 8: Cleaning Up
Ch 9: Medical Monitoring
Ch 10: Keeping Your Family Safe
Q & A
Glossary
Appendix I: Silica Substitutes List
Appendix II: Cost Comparison on Silica Substitutes
Appendix III: MIOSHA Occupational Health Air Contaminants Standard, Part 301
Appendix IV: NIOSH Silica Resources
   Appendix IV-A: NIOSH-Silica Health Effects
   Appendix IV-B: NIOSH-Preventing Silicosis from Sandblasting
App V: MIOSHA Occupational Health Employee Medical Records and Trade Secrets Standard, Part 400
Appendix VI: Michigan Industrial Hygiene Consultant List
Appendix VII: Written Safety Program Resources 
   Appendix VII-A: MIOSHA Sample Construction Safety Program
   Appendix VII-B: MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health Written Program Kit
Appendix VIII: MIOSHA Occupational Health Abrasive Blasting Standard, Part 523

Appendix IX: Respiratory Protection Resources
   Appendix IX-1: MIOSHA Sample Respiratory Protection Program
   Appendix IX-2: Spanish Translation of Respiratory Protection Medical Questionnaire
   Appendix IX-3: MIOSHA Occupational Health Respiratory Protection Standard, Part 451
Appendix X: Personal Protective Equipment Resources
   Appendix X-A: MIOSHA Construction Fact Sheet Respiratory Protection
   Appendix X-B: MIOSHA General Industry Consultation Advice-PPE Part 33
   Appendix X-C: MIOSHA Construction Division Personal Protection Equipment Standard, Part 6
   App X-D: MIOSHA General Industry Safety Division Personal Protection Equipment Standard, Part 33 
   Appendix X-E: Personal Protection Equipment for General Industry
Appendix XI: Hazard Communication (Right-to-Know) Resources
   Appendix XI-1: MIOSHA Model Hazard Communication Program
   App XI-2: Hazard Communication Standard for Construction (Part 42) and General Industry (Part 92)
   Appendix XI-3: MIOSHA Right-to-Know: Hazard Communication Compliance Guide
Appendix XII: Employee Training Requirements 
   Appendix XII-A: MIOSHA Construction Standard Training Requirements 
   Appendix XII-B: MIOSHA General Industry and Agriculture Safety and Health Training Requirements
Appendix XIII: MIOSHA Occupational Health Sanitation Standard, Part 474
Appendix XIV: Medical Screening Protocol for Silica Exposure
App XV: MIOSHA Administrative Rule, Part 11, Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Appendix XVI: MIOSHA Work-Related Injury and Illness Documentation Forms
   Appendix XVI-A: MIOSHA Summary of Work-Related Injury and Illness, Form 300 
   Appendix XVI-B: MIOSHA Summary of Work-Related Injury and Illness, Form 301
   Appendix XVI-C: MIOSHA Log of Work-Related Injury and Illness, Log 300


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Additional Material in the Instructor's Manual

Directions for Instructors

    Ch 1: Silica Substitutes
    Ch 2. Health Hazards of Abrasive Blasting
    Ch 3: Getting Organized
    Ch 4: Air Sampling
    Ch 5: Cutting Airborne Silica
    Ch 6: Respiratory Protection
    Ch 7: Safety Training
    Ch 8: Cleaning Up
    Ch 9: Medical Monitoring
    Ch 10: Keeping Your Family Safe
Course Schedule
20 Questions
Course Evaluation

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