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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Oct 29, 2019
Workers Are Falling Ill, Even Dying, After Making Kitchen Countertops

National Public Radio's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports out on ill effects to workers by making kitchen countertops due to silica exposure.

Source: NPR

Mar 22, 2019
Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Interim Controls in Painting and Home Maintenance

This guide, prepared by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, was recently updated to include important safety and lead handling practices for painting, repairs, and home maintenance.

Source: HUD

Feb 27, 2019
Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017

n 2012, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) became aware of the potential for occupational and take-home exposures to lead and cadmium in the electronics recycling industry and contacted electronics industry stakeholders to discuss these exposures and provide information about NIOSH’s ability to investigate workplace hazards. This CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) addresses measured exposures in electronic recyclers.

Source: CDC

Feb 27, 2018
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime

Workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases. OSHA’s standard requires employers to take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

Source: OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
Los temas de seguridad y salud: Sílice

La sílice cristalina es un mineral común que se encuentra en muchos materiales de origen natural y se usa en muchos productos industriales y en obras de construcción.

Source: OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

This guidance document provides an overview of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction.

Source: OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Overview of Oregon OSHA's silica rules for general industry and construction

All employers must comply with the updated silica rules by July 1, 2018. Learn the details about the rule in this factsheet.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
It's Not Just Dust! What you should know about silicosis and crystaline silica

This guide will help you learn about silicosis, what causes it, and how to prevent it.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
Oregon OSHA Silica Topic Page

Access Oregon OSHA resources on silica including brochures, fact sheets and hazard alerts.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Silica

Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in a variety of industries and occupations, including construction, sandblasting, and mining. Learn more about health effects, prevention and exposures.

Source: NIOSH