OSHA’s impending comprehensive crystalline silica
standard will replace outdated exposure limits and compliance
requirements for general, construction, and maritime industries.
Exposure can occur from cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
crushing materials such as stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, mortar,
and industrial sand. Employers can significantly reduce the risk of
silica exposure and prevent an estimated 1,600 new cases of silicosis
annually, by instilling the best engineering controls. These measures
include an improved maintenance plan with proper housekeeping equipment
to reduce or eliminate dangerous dust that settles on floors, walls,
and overhead areas.
This interactive presentation will provide professionals in building and construction, manufacturing, and maintenance with,
- A basic understanding of the silica dust issue;
- Review of the most recent OSHA standards;
- Critical housekeeping tips and recommendations, as they pertain to Nilfisk’s first-hand experiences; and,
- Q&A time to discuss specific issues.