Silica Awareness Safety Training

Looking for silica awareness training? Our Silica Awareness Training has been updated to meet the 6.112.1 OHS Regulation Standards (see below for more information). We’ve been providing silica awareness training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years. This course was built by professional safety trainers to meet and exceed the safety training and compliance standards set by the Canadian regulating bodies.

Online Training


Online Training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees. Contact us for more information.

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Training Kit


The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It’s a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. The PowerPoint, Exams, Keys, Certificates, and more are included. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

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Train The Trainer


The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training.

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Standards Covered in this Training:

As standards change we update our training so you always know you are up to date on current standards.

Canada Standards:

  • 112.1 OHS Regulation – If employees are exposed or possibly exposed to silica dust and exposure control plan is required.
  • 82 OHS Regulation – Employer’s responsibility to provide effective means of removing hazardous substances defined in section 5.1 from a worker’s skin or clothing.

Province Specific Standards:

  • British Columbia – 025 mg/m3
  • Alberta – 025 mg/m3
  • Ontario – Meets ACGIH requirements, TWA does not exceed 0.005 mg/m3

Why Training?

In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, the standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.