The compliance deadline for OSHA’s Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure is suddenly upon us. With less than two weeks left, it’s time to make sure you have all your bases covered. Here’s an overview of the new requirements of the final rule and key facts you should kno
We know that silica exposure is bad. It can lead to serious, sometimes fatal, health problems. And exposure is more common than you’d think. Learn about respirable silica dust, exposure risks and the health effects of silica exposure.
What is Crystalline Silica?
OSHA has released its final rule occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. This silica standard will protect more than 2 million workers who are at risk for exposure to respirable crystalline silica in the workplace, but it will also come at a cost to employers. Here’s a
Silica dust exposure is very dangerous. It remains a serious threat to nearly two million U.S. workers. Those affected the most by silica dust work in high risk jobs that deal with abrasive blasting, tunneling or quarry work. Breathing in the silica dust, which is a carcinogen, can