OSHA’s silica standards require employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and take steps to protect workers. To help employers meet these requirements, OSHA has released new compliance assistance resources for limiting worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
Below is a list of resources you can now use:
- A five-minute video on protecting employees from Silica Dust.
- A series of short videos on dust control methods for “six common construction tasks.”
- A website that answers frequently asked questions about the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, which went into effect Oct, 2017.
Crystalline silica is a carcinogen found in sand, stone and artificial stone. It can cause silicosis, a chronic disease that involves scarring of the lungs. OSHA estimates that 2.3 million workers are exposed to silica dust each year.
Enroll today and make sure your employees are trained on these new Silica rules –