MED-TEX Silica Awareness (101)
- must be a floor layer
- must currently be employed by an RFA contributing contractor.
- must be clean shaven
- limit of 15 seats available for the class
This is a combination silica awareness class as well as fit and physical fitness testing for half and full-face respirators.
The class will begin with a presentation on the hazards of silica in the work place and how to mitigate them. This will include things such as what is silica, what are the health hazards, ways to engineer silica out of some of the job duties that we perform on a regular basis. We will also cover donning and doffing of the respirators and how to care for them. After the presentation we will begin fit testing of the respirators and that you are physically healthy enough to use them safely. At the end of the testing you will be issued a half face respirator and a set of particulate filters for it.
This certification and fit test expire one year from date of testing.
Members attending training must provide their own safety shoes, safety goggles, gloves, ear protection and hard hats. Failure to provide your own safety equipment may result in your being dropped from a particular training session.
Attendance at the first training session is mandatory. 100% attendance is required for all courses that issue Certificates or Qualifications and Apprentice mandatory training. Please be on time! Late arrivals (and early departures) are disruptive to instructors and participants. Poor attendance / disruptive behavior will result in your being dropped from a particular training session.
To maximize the effectiveness of our training sessions, we limit the number of attendees. If you are registered for a specific training and need to cancel, please notify us five (5) business days before the start of scheduled training. Failure to notify us of cancellation may result in your being denied registration for future training. We reserve the right to cancel any course - with two (2) business days’ notice - for which there is an insufficient number of registered attendees. Registrants may then enroll in the next available offering of the course, or cancel the registration.