Reminder - Tomorrow's Webinar: Thanks for the Many (Environmental) Memories
 

After working for 38 years in industry and the last 27 years in the environmental business, Tom Anderson has visited a lot of facilities.

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Thanks for the Many (Environmental) Memories
PFAS - Sticking Around for a While
Understanding the EPA SEP and How to Incorporate a Compliance-Focused EMS in an Enforcement Settlement
Healthcare Facilities: Do You Ever Worry About Meeting JCAHO and EPA Compliance Requirements?
What is CFATS and Why Should I Care?
What You Need To Know About Silica: Part 1

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Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is usually made of sand, stone, mortar as well as concrete and can have potentially fatal health consequences if the proper safety regulations are not followed. According to OSHA, action must be taken if workers have the potential to be at or exceed the 25 µg/m3 action level in an 8-hour work day. Additionally, protection must be taken when workers are at risk to be exposed to above the PEL of 50 µg/m3 in an 8 hour work day. There is an elevated risk to those who work in industries that include various activities such as sandblasting, drilling, grinding mortar, glass manufacturing, tunnel work, ceramics work, quarrying etc. 

If you are interested in learning more about the potential health concerns and preventions related to silica exposure, be sure to stay tuned to the blog next week for the second part of the series and click here to read more about silica and the different regulations OSHA has set in place.

Post Date: 9/6/2018



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