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Silica Standard - Saving Lives

Friday, March 17, 2017
Silica Standard - Saving Lives

 

Colin J Brighamn
Colin J. Brigham, VP
Safety Management & Ergonomics

Did you know that over 2,300,000 workers are exposed to silica, and that OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. The Final Rule is projected to provide net benefits of about $7.7 billion, annually.

To realize these benefits, OSHA has issued two standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. One is for the construction industry and the other is for general industry and maritime. Do you need assistance in ensuring the compliance deadlines are met? 1Source professionals will help guide you through the regulations and ensure you are in compliance to meet the June 23, 2017 deadline for construction and the June 23, 2018 deadline for general industry. Our expertise and knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in the implementation.

Our experienced staff can help you ensure that you are in compliance with the new OSHA Rules on Crystalline Silica. Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how we can help you comply with the silica standard, or any other risk management or OSHA requirement.

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, VP Safety Management & Ergonomics

OSHA's Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction

OSHA's Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction

Who is affected by the construction standard? About two million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in over 600,000 workplaces. OSHA estimates that more than 840,000 of these workers are exposed to silica levels that exceed the new permissible exposure limit (PEL).

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Development of a Silica Program

Development of a Silica Program

1Source professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with regulations. Knowledge of the changing regulatory and business management environments not only helps in the development of programs, but also in their implementation.

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OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

OSHA's Final Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.

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