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How to comply with OSHA’s current silica rules and regulations

November 16, 2022


Managers and supervisors in the construction and manufacturing industries need to protect their employees from various work-related hazards, including the presence of silica dust. These particles can spread through the air when drilling, cutting, grinding, or sanding certain types of materials, including drywall, concrete, brick, stone and mortar. Exposure to silica dust can result in a range of adverse respiratory health effects, including lung diseases like silicosis and cancer. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pains, and difficulty breathing.

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