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DON’T MISS: Silica Standards FAQ

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DON’T MISS: Silica Standards FAQ

The more you know, the better. Example: Question 2 or 53. Does the standard cover employees who perform silica-generating tasks for only 15 minutes or less a day?


By By James F. McClister August 28, 2018
OSHA answers questions on silica
This article first appeared in the September 2018 issue of Pro Remodeler.

In response to lingering confusion surrounding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s respirable crystalline silica standard for construction, the U.S. Dept. of Labor has released a set of 53 frequently asked questions, covering the standard’s scope, definitions, exposure control methods, housekeeping on construction sites, requirements for a written exposure control plan, medical surveillance, employee information and training, and recordkeeping. 

You can find the FAQs here.


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James F. McClister

James McClister is managing editor for Professional Remodeler.


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