To better control this deadly dust, OSHA updated its crystalline silica exposure limit, making compliance much more difficult. Did you know removing silica from the lungs is not possible, because once crystalline silica dust is airborne and inhaled it has a lethal effect? Learn about the three ways OSHA suggests controlling and removing silica dust particulates your employees are exposed to in our blog: How Exposure To Silica Dust & The Pel Compliance Can Affect Your Workers.
Below you'll find additional articles that explain the ins and outs of the new rules, the best silica dust control methods, and what you need to do to become compliant.
Silica Dust Exposure Risks
Silica dust made at the time of cutting, grinding, crushing, or drilling
Silica dust that has built up over time and now covers the job site
Uncollected “new dust” or agitated “built-up” dust that is now suspended in the air