SILICA COMPLIANCE

SILICA SAFETY ALERT

OSHA IMPLEMENTS STRICTER SILICA SAFETY RULE

WHAT IS IT? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule, which dramatically reduces the allowed silica exposure limits for construction workers from 0.1mg/m3 to 0.05mg/m3. The new rule requires employers to use engineering controls (such as water or ventilation) to limit worker exposure, and provide respirators when engineering controls cannot adequately limit exposure.

WHO IS AFFECTED? All companies that employ the 2.3 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone. If your employees use SAWS, DRILLS, JACK HAMMERS, DOWEL DRILLING RIGS, MILLING MACHINES, CRUSHING MACHINES OR GRINDERS, you will likely be affected by this rule.

WHEN DOES THE LAW GO INTO EFFECT? September 23, 2017

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE AND COMPLY? Diamond Tool’s expert sales team is ready to answer any questions you may have as well as having the products you need to get the job done right everyday.

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The following PDFs can be downloaded and used as part of your compliance plan.

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