Top 10 ways to manage crystalline silica exposure
What in the world is crystalline silica? Believe it or not, it's one of the most common minerals on our planet, found in sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block and mortar. Even though it can only be spotted on a microscope, it's responsible for causing silicosis, a debilitating and sometimes fatal lung disease. We're expecting a new rule from OSHA in early 2016 that intends to save lives and prevent hundreds of new cases of silicosis every year.
If your workplace is dusty or your employees work with materials that produce dust, you need to know how to keep crystalline silica exposure in check. Not sure where to start? Here are our top 10 suggestions:
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