Silica

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Nov 25, 2019
'It's Going To Get Worse': How U.S. Countertop Workers Started Getting Sick

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/21/777268528/it-s-going-to-get-worse-how-u-s-countertop-workers-started-getting-sick

This article, produced for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, discusses worker health issues related to silica exposures from countertops.

Source: NPR

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

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/10/02/766028237/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

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

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3682.pdf

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

https://www.osha.gov/dsg/topics/silicacrystalline/additional_info_silica.html

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

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3902.pdf

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

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs67.pdf

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

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/3301.pdf

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

http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/silica.aspx

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

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/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

Feb 27, 2018
WorkSafe BC: Silica topic page

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/silica

For information on protecting workers from harmful exposure to silica dust, see the resources section below, which includes a silica control tool.

Source: Worksafe BC