New OSHA Respirable Silica Standards, Are You Compliant?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that over 2.3 million American workers are potentially exposed at work each year to the crystalline silica. Diseases that are associated with inhalation of respirable crystalline silica include Silicosis, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Kidney Disease. Bottom Line: If you grind, cut, or polish concrete, work with sand or sand products, or cut mortar, block, terrazzo, and natural stone you are at risk of a hazardous exposure and must follow the new rules.

What you will learn in this Silica overview and risk management guideline:

  • The health hazards associated with silica exposure.
  • An overview of the new OSHA silica rules.
  • What you need to do to manage your silica exposure risk.

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Silica Exposure Risks


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