Eric Johnson
Oct 15

Mine Safety and Health Administration

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DOL's MSHA has duty regarding organization and requirement of the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which ensures the security and soundness of laborers utilized in the nation's mines.

 

The Act applies to all mining and mineral preparing activities in the United States, paying little respect to measure, number of workers, or strategy for extraction.

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  • Costello Safety
    Feb 7, 2018

    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)
  • Costello Safety
    Oct 22, 2017

    OSHA has recently issued or updated many of its compliance assistance products. Among the many products available are: Booklets and Guidance Documents Cards Fact Sheets Posters Safety and Health Information Bulletins Web Resources CLICK HERE for a complete list and links to OSHA’s new compliance assistance products. Many publications with an OSHA publication number can be downloaded or ordered from the OSHA Publication page. They can also be ordered by telephone from the OSHA Publications Office at (202) 693-1888 or (800) 321-OSHA (6742).

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