There is strong scientific evidence showing that exposure to respirable crystalline silica can increase the risk of cancer in those who have been exposed. OSHA’s rule requires employers use engineering controls to reduce workers’ exposure to silica dust. This supplement will help employees and employers know why there is a need for exposure controls to silica. Knowing the risks and ways to reduce exposure will give you the tools you need to protect your employees.
Included in this supplement is the following:
- 29 CFR 1926 Subpart Z – 1926.1153
- Sample Forms
- OSHA Fact Sheet – Overview of the Rules
- OSHA Fact Sheet – Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction