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Airborne Contaminants And Dust (2019)

Start:Mar 26, 2023

Duration:5 Minutes

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the ability to apply Cal/OSHA safety standards for the construction industry.

Description: This Navitent will increase the successfulness of applying OSHA's safety standards. This information was taken from the 2019 Cal/OSHA Pocke ... Read More

Summary: Safety Made Simple

Step 1

This Navitent will cover safety regulations related to Indoor Airborne Contaminants.

The topics we will cover are:

-Employer Responsibilities
-Controlling Airborne Contaminants

After each of the next Steps, select the 'Successful' response to indicate that you have read and understand the Step.

Select 'Successful' now and proceed.

Step 2

Employer Responsibilities

-The employer must control employees' exposures to airborne contaminants and employees' skin contact with those substances

-Airborne contaminants suspended in the air can exist in different forms, including gases, vapors, and particulates (particles of either liquids or solids)

-The Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) applies to the sum of the exposures to the substance in the vapor state and from the particulate fraction

-Some of the substances listed also have specific performance standards, noted in the CSOs and the GISOs, for controlling employee exposure. These substances include asbestos; cadmium; lead; benzene; methylenedianiline; beryllium; concrete and masonry materials; chromium; respirable crystalline silica; carbon monoxide; internal combustion engines; vinyl chloride; and welding fumes

Step 3

Controlling Airborne Contaminants

Airborne contaminants must be controlled by:

• Applying engineering controls.
• Removing employees from exposure to the hazard and by limiting the daily exposure of employees to the hazard.
• Providing respiratory protective equipment whenever such engineering controls are not practical or fail to achieve full compliance.
• Insulators of electrical conductors.
• Plaster, cement, drywall, and taping compounds.
• Floor tile and tile adhesives.
• Acoustical ceilings (tiles and sprayed on).
• Asbestos-cement piping, shingles, and panels.
• Roofing felt and sealing compounds.

Note: employers must display the required warning signs in work areas where hazardous contaminants and dust are present.

Step 4

How much did this Navitent help you to understand the Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Indoor Airborne Contaminants And Dust, including:

-Employer Responsibilities
-Controlling Airborne Contaminants

Select your response below.

Note: while you don't need to remember all the information in this Navitent, you do need to remember that it is in your Navitent library to refer to when you need it. Go to the Title 8 regulations in the CA Code of Regulations and to the CA Labor Code for detailed information regarding the scope, specifications, and exceptions of a particular regulation and for other requirements that may be applicable to their operations.

Elements (1)

Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide (2022)

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