GBCA Silica Program

Silica Air Sampler

How the Program Works

  • Member’s order the necessary equipment and testing materials by phone or Email.
  • Equipment arrives in a special box (don’t throw it out) via USPS, UPS, Fed-Ex.
  • Test the work area as required following the instructions provided.
  • Complete the chain of custody forms and submit. (instruction also provided)
  • Submit silica sampling tests to Galson labs (an accredited lab) for results. Using the box the unit came in)
  • Once a contractor submits viable task-related sampling data they will be able to access the searchable database.
  • The results will be returned to the subscriber allowing them to determine the next compliant course of action for their worksite.
Silica Program Request for Participation

What is Included in the Program?

  • Access to free pump loans and discounted monitoring test materials.
  • Technical support via facetime, e-mail or phone.
  • A copy of the OSHA directive highlighting some of the requirements for Citations and inspectors.
  • A written Respirable Crystalline Silica Policy template. (required to have on site)
  • Links to aid in creating a work plan for silica compliance.
  • Silica code compliance checklist.
  • Silica planned activity checklist.
  • Workshop on the proper use of equipment.
  • Access industry-wide silica sampling
Silica Program Request for Participation

What is the Cost?

  • Cost to participate in this program is complimentary to GBCA members. Members will be required to request to be part the program by filling out the request form.
  • Discounted testing materials ($150 per test) and shipping costs.
  • GBCA will reimburse up to $150 from the first order of testing supplies. (one time only)
Silica Program Request for Participation
Download Silica Program Documentation + Files
Participating Associates