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Silica Standard

Friday, December 15, 2017
Silica Standard


Flu Season - 5-minute safety talk
Chris Schneider

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in many industrial products and at construction sites. Inhaling very small crystalline silica particles, causes multiple health issues. OSHA has issued a new rule regarding silica. The new rule requires that employers use engineering controls to reduce workers’ exposure to silica dust. 1Source Safety and Health, Inc. can help you understand silica and its risks. I have included a few articles below that I hope you find helpful.

Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how 1Source Safety and Health can help you achieve your goals and more.

Chris Schneider, CIH, President

OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide on Silica

OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide on Silica

This guide is intended to help small businesses understand and comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for Construction. Workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica are at increased risk of developing serious adverse health effects including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease.

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How Can 1Source Help?

How Can 1Source Help?

Our team of experienced safety and health professionals can help you address all the requirements of the silica standard including development of written programs and procedures, policies, training, job evaluations, respirator programs and fit-testing, exposure assessments of similar exposure groups (SEG’s), program audits and construction safety on the job site.

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FAQs: Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

FAQs: Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

A new entry emerged in the Top 10 list of OSHA’s most frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2017, joining the ranks of a rarely altered field. Assessing the addition of Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) at No. 9, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, treated the matter with the same urgency reserved for the list’s usual suspects.

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