Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

OSHA’s New Silica Rule for Construction—What You Need to Know

OSHA estimates approximately 840,000 workers are exposed to silica dust levels which exceed the permissible exposure level (PEL) under the new standard.  Exposure can occur in common construction tasks such as grinders, drills, vehicle mounted drilling rigs, mills, jackhammers, masonry saws, crushing  machines, demolitions, etc.

Excessive exposure can lead to cancer, respiratory diseases, kidney diseases and other severe health issues.   The new law is projected to save hundreds of lives each year.

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