The Silica Control Tool can reduce risk, protect workers, and improve efficiency for construction companies who work with silica by developing and providing an Exposure Control Plan.

Silica Control Tool

There are a number of benefits for employers and workers who use the tool:

  • Reduces risk of silica exposure
  • Reduces risk of lung disease
  • Helps prioritize effective controls
  • Helps employers implement safe practices to prevent impacts

The Silica Control Tool uses data that you provide to determine the amount of silica being produced, and generate an action plan to reduce exposure.

The Silica Control Tool is a data-driven program, so the information you provide will also help inform action plans for other users, and help keep the tool current with activities and practices in the construction industry. Your personal and professional data will not be shared with entities outside of project partners, OHCOW, CCOHS and IHSA. Your data and general use of the Silica Control Tool will not be used for compliance or enforcement purposes.


If you have questions, please contact IHSA’s Occupational Hygienist directly at