Infographic: Everything You Need to Know about Crystalline Silica

OSHA has toughened its standards on silica dust by significantly reducing the permissible exposure level (PEL) in the workplace. Consequently, now is the time to learn the facts about silica dust exposure, how to control it, and—most importantly—how to stay protected from the deadly dust. To help, we created the infographic below to consolidate important information you should know about silica dust and the new regulations. You'll find information pertaining to:

  • What the new regulations are
  • Health problems brought on by overexposure to silica dust
  • The top industries silica dust affects
  • The top causes of silica dust
  • Machinery that can help control silica dust



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