Course in Silica Awareness and Construction Airborne Contaminants

Date: 28 January 2020

Time: 8:00am-10:00am

Location: MBA Head Office, 1 Iron Knob St, Fyshwick

An introductory course designed to provide an awareness and overview of silica and construction airborne contaminants encountered during construction activities.

 

Up to 70% of the course cost may be refundable to eligible applicants through the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund. We will apply for this refund on your behalf on successful completion of the course.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

An introductory course designed to provide an awareness and overview of silica and construction airborne contaminants encountered during construction activities. The course will cover, how to identify likely sources and how it should be managed.

The workplace health and safety law has provision that employers or persons conducting a business, or undertaking (PCBU) at a workplace, must ensure that no person at the workplace is exposed to a substance or mixture in an airborne concentration that exceeds the exposure standard for the substance or mixture. 

CONTENT

  • Legislation
  • What is Crystalline Silica?
  • What are other harmful construction airborne contaminants?
  • What are the harmful effects of silica and construction airborne contaminants?
  • Where it is found?
  • Basic health hazards and risks associated with silica and construction airborne contaminants?
  • Common construction tasks that could result in exposure – short videos
  • The Hierarchy of Controls to protect workers from exposure to respirable silica and airborne dusts
  • Fitting PPE and RPE
  • Manage risks under the WHS Act 2011
 
Who should attend this course? 
Silica and construction airborne contaminants are predominant in the building and construction industry. It is typically housed in the manufacture of many concrete based building materials. Leading industries that should attend this course are:
  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Stonemasons
  • Cement manufacturers
  • Ceramics
  • Metal polishing
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Tilers
  • Bricklayers
  • Electricians
  • Construction Labourers


CERTIFICATION

Participants will be issued with a Cetificate of Attendance upon completion of course. 

 

For more information about this event, visit www.mba.org.au