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Crystalline silica is a mineral that can be found in stone, concrete, brick, and mortar. When these materials are cut or crushed, silica dust is created that can be breathed in by workers. Breathing in this dust can lead to cancer, respiratory, and other diseases.
Preventing diseases caused by silica dust is done by limiting workers exposure to the dust. Construction tasks at that cause exposure to silica are:
OSHA’s standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica in construction, effective September 23rd, 2017 is aimed at limiting worker’s exposure to silica dust.
The standard for silica dust includes provisions such as:
Total Safety Consulting can help you comply with OSHA’s silica rule and more importantly, keep your workers safe. Our safety experts can help you get the right silica dust compliant equipment. We carry silica dust compliant PPE. Total Safety’s Training Academy also offers a Silica Hazard Awareness Seminar that will educate your employees on the hazard of silica dust and how to limit exposure. Total Safety Consulting helps New York City jobsites comply with OSHA regulations. Interested in learning more about the silica dust rule?
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Licensed Site Safety Manager/Coordinator
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Qualified Safety Professional
Rigging Foreman to oversee hoisting and rigging operations
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Pedestrian Traffic Manager
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H&S Consultant to perform noise and air quality testing
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