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OSHA's New Respirable Crystalline Dust Standard: What It Is and How It Affects You

Posted by August Mack Environmental, Inc. on May 19, 2016 1:12:35 PM

Why is OSHA publishing a new standard?

For managers with safety responsibilities, many things come to mind when the phrase “health hazard” is brought up. Many of us conjure up images of welding fumes, tobacco smoke, or maybe even exotic hazards such as radioactivity. However, health hazards extend far beyond our traditional ideas. One such innocuous health hazard, no less deadly than those previously mentioned, is Respirable Crystalline Silica. Entering the airways of workers by processes using sand, earth, and minerals, this form of microscopic dust is the cause of silicosis, which takes some 600 lives every year. In response, OSHA has issued a new standard for general industry to protect workers from the hazards of Respirable Crystalline Silica.

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Topics: Safety, Occupational Safety Rules, OSHA, August Mack Environmental, Inc.

Safety & Loss Control Updates: Get up to Speed for 2015

Posted by David Leff on Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

The New Year will soon arrive, and with it, the opportunity to get up-to-date on current rules and regulations. You should know these key safety topics, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Reporting Modifications, Global Harmonization Standard (GHS), and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules.

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Topics: News, Business Success, Safety, Occupational Safety Rules, Oswald Companies, OSHA

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