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 new 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.
29 CFR 1910 General Industry Pocket Guide Features
• Quick reference guide for crystalline silica regulations
• Tells why rule is being implemented and answers frequently asked questions about crystalline silica and the safety standard
• Gives sample forms: Written Medical Report For Employee, Written Medical Report For Employee, Authorization For Crystalline Silica Opinion To Employers
• Contains 2 Fact Sheets to show the need for the rule and how it applies to the general industry
• Great as supplement to existing training and to keep around as a reference