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.
- UPDATED VERSION Safety in the Stone Business
- SPANISH VERSION Safety in the Stone Business
- UPDATED VERSION Silicosis: An Industry Guide to Awareness and Prevention (English)
- Silica & Slab Safety Certificate
Includes training and materials for silicosis, silica safety, slab handling, and implementing a silica exposure control plan.
- Safe Stone Shopping
A three-minute video designed to provide safety guidelines for consumers entering a natural stone showroom or fabrication facility. Presented free of charge courtesy of the Natural Stone Institute’s Safety Committee.
- Silica Exposure Control Plan for General Industry
- OSHA Inspection Planning Checklist
A general overview of policies and items needed to be prepared in advance of an OSHA inspection
- Be Prepared for an OSHA Inspection
(NEW!) A summary of the most frequently cited standards following inspections of fabricator worksites by federal OSHA.
COVID Safety Recommendations
Ongoing OSHA Requirements and Guidance for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC Workplaces and Businesses guidance (updated 10-18-2021)
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 (Spanish)
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 email@example.com.
Thank You to the Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee