Costello Safety
Feb 7, 2018

Key Resources For Silica Safety

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OSHA Links:

OSHA

Health Effects Information and Resources

Construction – Standard and Resources

General Industry and Maritime – Standard and Resources

Sampling and Analysis

FAQs

Training and Reference Materials

 

 

Downloadable PDFs:

OSHA Fact Sheet: Workers’ Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica: Final Rule Overview

OSHA Fact Sheet: OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: Stakeholder Participation and Changes to the Standards

OSHA Fact Sheet: OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction

OSHA Fact Sheet: OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: General Industry and Maritime

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Stationary Masonry Saws

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Handheld Power Saws

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Walk-Behind Saws

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Drivable Saws

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Handheld & Stand-Mounted Drills

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Jackhammers or Handheld Powered Chipping Tools

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Handheld Grinders For Tasks Other Than Mortar Removal

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control Of Silica Dust In Construction: Heavy Equipment Used During Demolition Activities

OSHA Fact Sheet: Control f Silica Dust In Construction: Heavy Equipment Used For Grading & Excavating Tasks

OSHA Frequently Asked Questions: Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule (Background and Health Impacts)

 

 

Employer Requirements:

Respirable Crystalline Silica Safety

The 11 Things Construction Employers Need To Know About The New OSHA Silica Rules

OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Standard is Now Being Enforced for Construction (also includes General Industry information)

New Respirable Silica Rule Poses Problems for Construction Industry

 

 

Silica Health Issues:

More than 14,000 workers in the US have died from silicosis since 1968. From 2005 through 2014, OSHA listed silicosis as the underlying or a contributing cause of death on over 1,100 death certificates in the United States.

Health Hazard Information Card: Crystalline Silica Exposure in General Industry

“Crystalline Silica Exposure” Health Hazard Information for General Industry Employees

OSHA INFOSHEET: Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire

Preventing Silicosis in Construction and Hydraulic Fracturing

The CDC’s Silica page has archived information on health issues

OSHA Quick Card on Silicosis (Effects, Symptoms, Sources, and Preventing)

OSHA’s "Stop Silicosis" Video (2016)

American Lung Association: Silicosis

Silicosis: Statistics on deaths, death rates, and years of potential life lost. 1996-2005

 

 

Silica Training Material:

Silica in Construction Training Materials 2017

New Silica in Construction Training from the California State Building Trades (2017) (Discusses the training solution above.)

Silica in Construction Training Kit from Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

Silica Dust Safety in Construction – Course 851 from OSH Academy

The Health Hazards of Silica (Quartz) in Construction

 

Engineering Controls for Silica:

Effective Engineering Controls for Silica Dust (2017)

Best Practice Engineering Control Guidelines to Control Worker Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica during Asphalt Pavement Milling (2015)

Silica, Engineering Controls for Silica in Construction – Cut-off Saws – NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic (2014)

CDC’s Engineering Controls for Silica in Construction (2013)

Guides for Managing Crystalline Silica Control Programs in Construction (PDF-2004)

OSHA created a set of PDFs telling how to control exposures in construction while operating specific tools. (2013):

Silica: Controlling Exposures in Construction While Operating Hand-Operated Grinders

Silica: Controlling Exposures in Construction While Operating Handheld Masonry Saws

Silica: Controlling Exposures in Construction While Operating Jackhammers

Silica: Controlling Exposures in Construction While Operating Rotary Hammers

Silica: Controlling Exposures in Construction While Operating Stationary Masonry Saws

Silica: Controlling Exposures in Construction While Operating Vehicle-Mounted Drilling Rigs

Silica: Controlling Exposures in Construction While Doing Tuckpointing/Mortar Removal

 

 

Webinars:

Understanding & Implementing the New Construction Silica Standard (2017)

What is the new US OSHA silica regulation?

OSHA’s New Silica Rule Webinar (2017)

Personal Silica Exposure Monitoring (2017)

New Silica in Construction Training from the California State Building Trades (2017)

Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure

Sampling Requirements for OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Rule (2016)

 

 

Videos:

OSHA Silica Dust Standard (2016)

Respirable Crystalline Silica for Construction (2016)

The Heartbeat of Health and Safety Episode 10: OSHA’s New Silica Rule (2016)

OSHA Silica Rule Change – Overview for the Natural Stone Industry (2016)

Stop Silicosis (2016)

Silica Dust Extraction Vacuums 2017 Comparison – Silica Table 1 Compliant Vacs (2017)

Milwaukee® Dust Extraction Solutions (2017)

Milwaukee Silica Dust Extraction Lunch and Learn (2017)

DeWalt’s OSHA Compliant Silica Dust Solutions (2017)

Silica Safety (Good explanation of what silica does to lungs.) (2014)

Silicosis: Incurable, but Preventable

 

 

Small Entity Guides:

Construction

General Industry and Maritime

Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard (PDF)

 

 

eTools:

Hazards of Silica in Construction eTool

 

 

OSHA on General Respiratory Protection:

General Guidance, Training Videos, Standards, Enforcement, Resources

Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire

Respiratory Protection eTool (Basics, Change Schedules, Selection Guide)

Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard (PDF)

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