Safety Resources and Courses

Safety Training for Employees:

One area of emphasis for the Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee is employee training. 75% of stone industry injuries come during the first year of employment.  To access a sample training program for new employees, click here.

Did You Know? OSHA has a new video that explains how the inspection process is helping to keep workers safe. The video is available in English and Spanish.


Silica & Slab Safety

Silica & Slab Safety Certificate
Includes training and materials for silicosis, silica safety, slab handling, and implementing a silica exposure control plan.





COVID Safety Recommendations

Ongoing OSHA Requirements and Guidance for Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Natural Stone Institute Safety Pages:

Natural Stone Institute Silica Page

Natural Stone Institute Job Hazard Analysis Page

Natural Stone Institute New Employee Safety Syllabus

Natural Stone Institute Quarry Safety

Natural Stone Institute Canadian Safety Page

Natural Stone University
(Over 100 Free Safety Courses)

Facility Safety Plan- Creating an Environment of Safety for Your Employees

Safe Slab Handling Bundle

Safe Slab Handling Bundle (Spanish)

Safety Installation Bundle

Toolbox Talks


Downloadable Modules:

OSHA Inspection Planning Checklist

Silicosis: An Industry Guide to Awareness and Prevention (English)

Silica Exposure Control Plan for General Industry

Online Store Resources



Natural Stone Institute Safety Posters

Natural Stone Institute Safety Posters (Spanish)


Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee

We would like to give a special thank you to all current and past Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee Members.  Without their generous support of time and resources, many of these resources would not be available to the industry. To learn how to get involved with the Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee, email


Thank You to the Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee


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