All tagged crystalline silica

3 RCs

This guidance document addresses the control of employee exposures to respirable dust containing crystalline silica, which is known to cause silicosis, a serious lung disease, as well as increase the risk of lung cancer and other systemic diseases. This document provides information on the effectiveness of various engineering control approaches for several kinds of construction operations and equipment, and contains recommendations for work practices and respiratory protection, as appropriate.

3 RCs

This guidance document addresses the control of employee exposures to respirable dust containing crystalline silica, which is known to cause silicosis, a serious lung disease, as well as increase the risk of lung cancer and other systemic diseases. This document provides information on the effectiveness of various engineering control approaches for several kinds of construction operations and equipment, and contains recommendations for work practices and respiratory protection, as appropriate.

1 RC.

This document aims to inform the reader of the respiratory hazards of crystalline silica and to propose two new protective standards, one for general industry and maritime, and the other for construction. The fact sheet explains the routes of exposure and the negative effects of crystalline silica on respiratory health. The chief end of this document is to present the necessary means for employers to tailor their work environment protect their employees.