SILICA DUST EXPOSURE
Protect your workers from respiratory disease
Every day, 2.3 million workers in the United States are exposed to crystalline silica dust. These dangerous particles are created by drilling, sanding, grinding and a number of other activities. Although crystalline silica is a common mineral, it can do significant damage when inhaled.
Exposure to silica dust can cause a variety of health problems, including:
- Lung cancer
- Kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death
OSHA has strict standards for silica dust safety at work, and we want to help you stay up-to-date and offer your workers the best protection possible. Enforcement of these OSHA standards began for the construction industry in September 2017 and will take effect June 23, 2018, for all other industries.
If you need an on-site consultation from OSHA to determine if your work environment poses risk from crystalline silica dust, click here.
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