PPAT receives grant for Protection from Crystalline Silica training



Eastern Michigan University Professional Programs & Training received a $26,000 grant from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to continue its Protection from Crystalline Silica seminar offerings in 2022 at no cost to participants.


Designed for employers and supervisory personnel in both construction and manufacturing settings, this 8-hour seminar enables employers to recognize silica exposure hazards, understand legal obligations to protect workers from silica exposure, and select and implement appropriate exposure control measures for various situations and conditions.
The program includes information on safety and health management systems, crystalline silica, operations & tasks with potential silica exposure, MIOSHA Silica Standards Part 590 and 690, state OSHA program implications, and MIOSHA Consultation, Education and Training (CET) assistance.

Dates and Locations

Four virtual and three classroom dates are scheduled:


Carl F. Woodward, PG, CHMM is an occupational safety and health expert with over 20 years of experience in underground construction and excavation operations. He is a Professional Geologist and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager experienced in geotechnical engineering, soil analysis, and environmental remediation in Michigan. Mr. Woodward’s background includes management, design, field supervision, and inspection of excavation, trenching, and soil drilling projects, soil testing and analysis, geophysical investigations, and underground storage tank remediation. He has extensive experience with excavation protective equipment, confined space entry, atmospheric testing, buried utility location, field testing and laboratory analysis of soils, electrical safety, and fall protection.

This program is offered through a CET Grant awarded by MIOSHA. MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity (LEO). Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are available, upon prior request, to individuals with disabilities.

For more information, visit emich.edu/miosha.