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Silica – Article 1 What You Need to Know

OSHA recently announced a new rule that will better protect workers from the harmful effects of breathing respirable crystalline silica dust. Prevalent at certain workplaces, including construction sites and foundries, the dust can lead to [...]

Silica – Article 2 Overview

On March 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a long-anticipated final rule on occupational exposure to crystalline silica. Silica is a naturally occurring element found in a host of construction materials, [...]

Silica – Beginners Guide to Silica Final Rule 2016

The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) serve as a guide for employers new to OSHA’s new silica rule and are not legal advice. Those familiar with OSHA’s silica rulemaking, should refer to our March [...]

Silica – Best Practices by Trade – Canadian Ver

The purpose of this document is to provide industry best practices for various high risk Silica tasks. It is the intent of the Alberta Construction Association to distribute this to all members in order [...]

Silica – FAQ 2

What Is OSHA’s Silica Rule? OSHA’s final rule on respirable crystalline silica is one of the most significant health standards created by the agency. In the works for over 15 years, the final rule [...]

Silica – FAQ 3

14 Questions and Answers on Silica CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – Final Rule NAHB Overview

On March 25, 2016, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica for Construction. OSHA projects that about two million construction workers who drill and [...]

Silica – Hand Held Power Saws ENG

CONTROL OF SILICA DUST IN CONSTRUCTION - Handheld Power Saws Used to Cut Fiber‑Cement Board CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – N95 Mask Graphic

VOLUNTARY USE OF N95 MASK MUST CONFORM TO THE FOLLOWING - No Facial Hair - Both Upper and Lower Retention Bands Must be Used - Manufacturer Must be On OSHA Affiliated NIOSH List CLICK HERE TO [...]

Silica – Silicosis Prevention ENG

Understand what silicosis is - Identify silica exposure risks - Take effective precautions to prevent exposure CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – Silicosis Symptoms ENG

Silicosis can result from inhaling silica dust, which causes scar tissue to form in the lungs. CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – Study Matrix Georgia Tech 051313

The enclosed document is intended for construction safety personnel who need assistance in developing safe work practices for employees exposed to silica dust. This easy to use matrix references common construction tasks, control measures, [...]

Silica – Table 1 Graphic Version 1

OSHA's new rule on respirable crystalline silica mandates reducing exposures through engineering and work practice controls. Additionally, it gives contractors flexibility by providing three different compliance options. One of those options is Table 1, [...]

OSHA REGULATIONS

Silica – Air Sampling OSHA 1926.1153 App A

This appendix specifies the procedures for analyzing air samples for respirable crystalline silica, as well as the quality control procedures that employers must ensure that laboratories use when performing an analysis required under 29 [...]

Silica – Alert by OSHA and NIOSH General

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, [...]

Silica – Exposure in Construction OSHA 2009

This document provides information on the effectiveness of various engineering control approaches for several kinds of construction operations and equipment, and contains recommendations for work practices and respiratory protection, as appropriate. CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT [...]

Silica – Fact Sheet OSHA Drilling

Controlling Silica Exposures in Construction While Operating Vehicle-Mounted Drilling Rigs CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – FAQ 4 OSHA Info re Construction 2016

These FAQs provide guidance to employers and employees regarding OSHA's final rule dated 3/25/16 requirements. This document is organized by topic. A short introductory paragraph is included for each group of questions and answers [...]

Silica – Guide ENG

61 Page Presentation on Small Entity Compliance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – OSHA Control Measures 2017

Controlling the exposure to silica may be done through engineering controls, administrative actions, and personal protective equipment. Engineering controls include such things as replacing silica with a material that does not contain crystalline silica [...]

Silica – OSHA Enforcement Memo 2017

This memorandum provides interim enforcement guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing 29 CFR 1926.1153, Respirable Crystalline Silica. The Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction standard establishes a new 8-hour time weighted [...]

Silica – OSHA News Release

Updated rule amends silica exposure regulations for first time since 1971 CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – OSHA Publications

List of fact sheets available with links for information on controlling silica dust in construction CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – OSHA Silica Guide

Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – Q&A OSHA

The purpose of this 82 page memorandum is to provide the Regional Offices with a copy of the Question and Answers on the Respiratory Protection Standard ( Q and A document.) It is intended to provide [...]

Silica – Respiratory Protection per 1910

General Industry (Part 1910), Shipyards (Part 1915), Marine Terminals (Part 1917), Longshoring (Part 1918), and Construction (Part 1926). CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD/PRINT THIS DOCUMENT

Silica – Silica in Construction OSHA Fact Sheet

Workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases. OSHA’s standard requires employers to take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. [...]

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