ICPI Respirable Crystalline Silica Estimator Version 1.0
As a benefit of being an Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) contractor member, you can obtain a copy of the ICPI Respirable Crystalline Silica Estimator by completing the online training and submitting the registration form to ICPI. The Excel based tool can be used to estimate the daily exposure of workers to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) performing different tasks for specified periods.
Using this tool will allow you to quickly evaluate different scenarios and estimate a worker’s possible exposure level to RCS. Administrative controls can then be developed to limit: 1) the tasks and 2) maximum time a worker can perform a task, so their exposure level meets management’s objectives to not exceed the RCS exposure levels specified by the Occupational Healy and Safety Administration.
The calculations are based on a set of reference test. Exposure levels are estimated for each task based on the reference exposure level for the task and the length of time that task is performed. Estimated total daily exposure is then calculated by adding up the estimated exposure from each task.
The reference tests are based on a limited number of tests performed using specific tools and specific materials under a specific set of conditions. Tools, materials and conditions on your site may differ from the reference test, resulting in actual exposure levels that differ from the RCS Estimator results. Additionally, entering information into the RCS Estimator that does not accurately and/or completely represent tasks performed or their duration will yield results not representative of the actual exposure levels. In all cases, use of and reliance upon the results are at your own risk.
To receive a copy complete the 35 minutes training on the ICPI Hardscape Institute (https://educate.icpi.org) website and submit the registration form available in the Members Only section of the ICPI website. Maximize your benefits from ICPI. Obtain your copy today.