Silica Dust Exposure & Health, April 19th 1:00pm

Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM (Pacific Time)


Registration, Agenda, Speaker Bios
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building
1515 Clay Street, Oakland

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Standard Registration: $75.00
Government Employees: $60.00


Silicosis is recognized as one of the most common occupational lung diseases worldwide. Exposure to silica dust also plays an even larger role in global health as a contributor to the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. This course will explore the challenges in studying occupational exposures, the impact of respirable silica on health, mitigation strategies for drilling into concrete, and the efficacy of wet methods in low-income countries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the risk of respiratory disease from silica exposure and the challenges in studying occupational exposures
  • Identify the occupational health hazards of drilling into concrete and workplace intervention strategies
  • Recognize the relationship between silica dust exposure and the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic
  • Discuss the impact of reducing respirable silica exposures in small-scale mining and stone crushing mills in low-income countries through wet methods


ABIH – ABIH® Diplomates may be eligible to earn up to 3 contact hours for this event. Visit /maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information.

Certified Safety Professionals may be eligible to earn up to 3 contact hours for this event. Visit for more information.

Nurses – Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 3 contact hours.