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New guidance released on controlling silica exposures in construction

September 24 2009

OSHA recently published a guidance document addressing the control of worker exposure to dust containing crystalline silica, known to cause the lung disease silicosis.

The publication is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace by including methods for controlling silica such as wet cutting and vacuum dust collection systems.

For more information, visit OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics page on crystalline silica by CLICKING HERE.

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