Alliance’s recommendations can help reduce silica exposure

In an attempt to educate workers and help prevent silicosis, the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration have developed and released a fact sheet entitled “Reducing Silica Exposure Fact Sheet.”

Concrete cutting, coring, drilling and quarrying are among the jobs that can involve airborne exposure to silica, potentially causing silicosis. Cutting wet is the preferred method of reducing employee exposure to silica dust, while using engineering controls such as ventilation is also effective.

The new Alliance Best Practice on silica outlines a best practice for employers and employees of concrete cutting companies.

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