Create-A-Plan to Control the Dust

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Step 1. Will you generate dust containing silica on the job?

The materials listed below contain silica. Select all of the materials you plan to use.

As you select a material a list of dust generating tasks will appear. Please select the task(s) that you will perform with the material.

If you will not be using one of the materials listed above or another silica-containing material,
You Don't Need a Silica Control Plan.
If you are not sure if a material contains silica, there are several ways you can find out… learn more.

Step 2. How do you plan to control the dust?

Select the type of equipment and dust control you plan to use for each material and task you selected in Step 1.

Not Sure – Perform Air Monitoring.

To learn more about air monitoring or to find studies and data on the use of controls click here. To give users the greatest flexibility, any material-task combination may be selected.
For uncommon combinations or those not typically performed, the default control is respiratory protection.
Brick — Cutting/Sawing
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Select the Equipment/Control:
Click here for examples of commercially available equipment and controls.

Other
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Describe the specific task and equipment/control you plan to use for this job.

Step 3. Complete your Silica Control Plan

Company:

Person Completing the Plan/Title:

Jobsite/Project:

Description of Work:

Please fill in the name and title of the person assigned as the competent person for silica on the project.

Click here for an explanation of what a competent person is, why it is important to assign one for silica, and what this person should know and do on the job.

Exposure Assessment and Controls

Materials: Task:

Equipment and Control(s):

Task/Control Description:

If you will not be using water or vacuums to control the dust, what steps do you plan to take to protect others who could be exposed (bystanders, occupants, the public, etc.)?

Please use the space below to describe the training that will be provided to workers engaged in dust producing tasks and those working nearby.

Click here for an explanation of the elements of a worker-training program. Materials to help you conduct your training program are available on this site – just click "Training and Other Resources."

Please use the space below to describe the housekeeping activities that will be implemented on this project, including ones for those working around silica dust.

Click here to learn more about recommended housekeeping activities.

Please use the space below to describe medical surveillance that will be provided to workers exposed to silica dust.

Click here to learn more about medical surveillance. Additional materials on the risk, information workers should provide their physicians, and steps to work safely with silica are available on this site – just click "Know the Hazard."

Please use the space below to describe other things that need to be taken into consideration when controlling dust on this project.

Click here to learn more about possible things to consider.

*CPWR does not endorse any specific equipment or product. Many factors influence the effectiveness of a control including maintenance, user skill and training, the appropriateness of the equipment/control for the task, and manufacturer instructions/requirements. Respiratory protection may be needed when controls do not bring the silica exposures down to or below OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL).

Your Silica Control Plan:

Company:

Person Completing the Plan/Title:

Jobsite/Project:

Description of Work:

Competent Person

Material

Task

Equipment and Control(s)

Task/Control Description

Safety of Others:

Worker Training:

Housekeeping:

Medical Surveillance:

Other Considerations:

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