Tri-County to offer crystalline silica course on Aug. 30

By: Staff Report

PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College will offer a half-day course, “Crystalline Silica for the Competent Person,” Aug. 30 at the Industrial and Business Development Center (IBDC) on the Pendleton Campus. The class will meet from 8 a.m. to noon.

This course provides initial training for persons designated by their construction management to act as the Silica Competent Person for their site(s) or who want to learn more about the role of the competent person under the new OSHA Construction Regulation (29 CFR 1926.1153) for Respirable Crystalline Silica. The new Construction regulations require a competent person who will ensure personnel safety.

Participants will acquire knowledge through lecture and real-world interactive examples that will help prepare them to comply with the new silica standard.

The cost for the class is $249 per person and includes materials and a competent person wallet card.

To register online, go to

To register by phone or for more information, contact Katie Reeves by email at

Staff Report