NSI to Present Live Silica & Slab Safety Certificate Session at StonExpo


Natural Stone Institute
(440) 250-9222



Oberlin, OH, December 7, 2023 —The Natural Stone Institute will present a live version of their new Silica & Slab Safety Certificate on Tuesday, January 23 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at StonExpo at TISE in Las Vegas.

During this session, attendees will learn the key components of a stone fabrication safety

program and gain insights into safe slab handling and reducing exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Fabrication shop owners, safety managers, and other key employees will leave with the tools needed to improve workplace safety, maintain OSHA compliance, and train employees to ensure a safe and secure work environment for the entire team. This four-hour session offers stone professionals a way to earn the Silica & Slab Safety Certificate in a reduced amount of time and in a live setting where they can actively ask questions and learn from experts and their peers.

NSI Accreditation & Technical Manager Mark Meriaux, who will facilitate the session, commented: “We know that keeping workers safe from respirable crystalline silica is front of mind for many natural stone fabricators. This session will be a helpful way for fabricators to make sure they understand the best practices for preventing silicosis and have the resources they need to make sure everyone on staff is as safe as possible.”

To register for the live session, visit www.intlsurfaceevent.com.


About the Natural Stone Institute

The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.

About StonExpo| The International Surface Event

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo is the largest North American Surface Event and has served nearly 30 years as an industry marketplace for floor covering, stone, and tile businesses to come together, seek products and services, build relationships, and develop their businesses. For more information, please visit www.intlsurfaceevent.com. To view the sponsors of TISE, visit the industry association page on the event website.

StonExpo, the event for discovering stone, natural stone, stone cutting equipment, tools, and machinery in North America, is a mega event underneath The International Surface Event (TISE) branding and is sponsored by the Natural Stone Institute and the Natural Stone Council. Your ticket to TISE provides you access to the full StonExpo exhibit hall, features, and resources.



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