Tool Box Talk Learn About the Dangers of Breathing Silica Dust Mobile App
The Tool Box Talk Learn About the Dangers of Breathing Silica Dust app opens a discussion about the risks and dangers of inhaling silica dust on a construction site.
How does it work?
Silica (crystalline silica) is found in concrete, masonry, sandstone, and most rock. The cutting, breaking, crushing, drilling, grinding, or abrasive blasting of these materials without proper controls will produce fine silica dust. When silica dust builds up in the lungs, there is an increased risk of developing a serious and irreversible lung disease called silicosis. The app describes the stages of silicosis (chronic silicosis, accelerated silicosis, and acute silicosis), as well as understanding the symptoms of silicosis (shortness of breath, severe cough, weakness), and the best ways to avoid exposure. The form also includes a section to record the staff who attended the training including their signature and the company they work for. There is also a section for the manager's remarks about the training.