OSHA Silica Safety Training


Oct 08, 2019


Sandhill REC, Room G-01

900 Clemson Rd

Columbia, SC


Course Description:

This 4 hour (half-day) course will provide initial training for persons designated by their employers to act as the Silica Competent Person for their various work sites. Students will acquire knowledge through classroom instruction that will help prepare them to comply with the new silica standard requirements.

Topics Discussed: 

• The main elements of 29 CFR 1926.1153
• Understanding regulations elements and applying them to jobsite specific applications
• Defining the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the Silica Competent Person
• Personal Protective Equipment, as applicable
• Elements of a written Exposure Control Plan

Course Instructor:

William Frost has been an Instructor with Frost Training & Consulting LLC since 2008, and works primarily with Public Works Departments all over South Carolina. He provides on-site classroom instruction of applicable state and federal regulations, on-site evaluations, written program development, and safety consultation services.
In addition to conducting training for Clemson University’s T3S program since 2013, William is:
I. Licensed South Carolina DHEC Asbestos Instructor
II. Authorized Georgia Tech Outreach Trainer for General Industry
III. Member of the Water Environment Association of South Carolina’s Safety Board
IV. South Carolina National Safety Council certified Flagger Instructor
V. Partnership with the Municipal Association of South Carolina


Class registration is from 8:00-8:15.  The class will begin at 8:15.  A light breakfast will be provided.  We should adjourn around 12:30pm.

Who Should Attend:

Employees who generate, or who are exposed to respirable Silica dust during their various work processes, or workers designated by their employers to act as the Silica Competent Person at the job site. This training will primarily be directed at the Public Works Industry here in South Carolina.
Also, anyone who want simply wants to learn more about the role of the Competent Person under the new OSHA Construction Regulation (29 CFR 1926.1153) for Respirable Crystalline Silica.

Course Fee:

The registration fee for the workshop is $180.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $80.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and a light breakfast.

This course has a maximum of 40 students, and will be capped at this number.  Advanced registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained.  Workshops with low advanced registration will be subject to cancellation.

Payment Policy:

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop.  If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have any questions regarding workshop registration please email Kelsey Hendrikse at 864-656-4183.