Meeting the OSHA Silica Rule requirements has always been important because of the known protection to worker health. But if that was not enough to encourage compliance, maybe the new higher penalties will be. [continue reading] OSHA Raises Safety Violation Penalties
This article contains material excerpted from the “AIOH Position Paper: Respirable Silica and Occupational Health Issues” published by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, Inc. [continue reading] About Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), How it Kills, and How to Control It
When permissible exposure limits (PELs) are exceeded, companies can face heavy fines. Thankfully, Sy-Klone offers the RESPA® Series products that have proven case studies to show their effectiveness in reducing exposure, thus helping to reduce fines. [continue reading] MSHA Enforcement: RESPA® saves Underground Silica Mine Thousands in MSHA FINES
On March 25, 2016, OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and [continue reading] OSHA’s Silica Rule Compliance in 3 Easy Steps
Sy-Klone International is featured in the February 2018 Construction in Focus magazine. The article focuses on Sy-Klone’s efforts to bring clean air to engines and humans through its innovative technologies
As of October 23, 2017, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now fully enforcing finalized provisions of the silica rule for the construction industry. Employers are now required to limit access to high exposure areas, provide training, provide respiratory protection when controls are not enough to limit exposure, provide written exposure control plans, and measure exposures in some cases.
[continue reading] Silica Rule Enforcement Has Begun
On March 25, 2016, OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers and 300,000 workers in general industry operations. Workplace exposure accounts for almost all health problems tied to silica exposure. Any job that involves chipping, cutting, grinding, or drilling rock poses a danger of inhaling silica dust. Employees can also be exposed to silica dust when working with products that contain silica. [continue reading] OSHA Fines and Silica Litigation: A Three-step Preventative Solution