OSHA’s Silica Standard

We met a new OSHA’s Silica Standard

Why OSHA’s Silica Standard is important? On September 23, 2017 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began its enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. This standard has been a topic of conversation for over a year and is set to make big changes in the construction industry.

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Key provisions for the standard include the reduction of the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift.

During the first 30 days of the rule’s enforcement, OSHA will evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in an attempt to meet the new silica standard for construction. Our equipment fully complies with Silica Standard.

DUOMIT has been covering this new standard and it’s progressed since it was announced. For more information, visit OSHA’s website.

OSHA's Silica Standard

  • We use engineering controls (such as water or ventilation) to limit worker exposure to the PEL;
  • We have developed a written exposure control plan;
  • We offer medical exams to highly exposed workers.
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