Items Tagged with 'Crystalline silica dust'

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OSHA uses webchat to outline proposed silica rule requirements

Washington – OSHA’s current rule on silica is based on obsolete analytical data, and exposure at the current permissible exposure limit results in “significant risks of death” from cancer and other diseases, the agency said during a Jan. 14 webchat that discussed proposed updates to the rule.
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OSHA STANDARDS

'Long overdue'

OSHA aims to revise standards on worker exposure to silica
OSHA has proposed an update of its decades-old standards on silica exposure. Read what the proposed requirements are, and what some stakeholders are saying about it.
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Avoid exposure to dry-cutting dust

When workers cut or grind concrete, brick or stone, the resulting dust may contain crystalline silica. According to the New Jersey Department of Health Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, when workers inhale crystalline silica dust, silica particles can scar the lungs and cause a disabling and incurable lung disease called silicosis.
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