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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.