GBCA Silica Safety Program

In light of the recent OSHA Silica Standard enforcement date, GBCA is providing our members with discounted pricing on monitoring equipment and access to a searchable sampling database. Participating contractors can rely on the database to manage employee safety and multiple-contractor activities where job tasks produce respirable silica emissions.

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.

 

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  

 

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)

Click here for more Frequently Asked Questions regarding the program. 

 

Click below for Galson's Instructional Video Gallery: 

For all questions, please contact GBCA Director of Safety Services, Frank Durso, at 215-568-7015 or Fdurso@gbca.com