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
In April 2018, the European Commission proposed new workplace exposure limits for five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited. These include cadmium, beryllium, and formaldehyde. [continue reading] Protecting Workers is a Worldwide Concern; Sy-Klone can Help
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
OSHA is about to enforce requirements to limit exposure to Beryllium on job sites and for a good reason–It is deadly. We’ve heard a lot about the new Silica Rule, but knowing the facts about beryllium is just as important. OSHA estimates that around 11,500 construction workers are exposed to beryllium on job sites throughout the country, mostly through coal slag, which is commonly used in abrasive sandblasting. Like other respirable particulates found in construction, beryllium has been linked to a lung disease, specifically chronic beryllium disease. The disease kills around 100 people each year. [continue reading] 16 Facts about Beryllium and Why You Should Care
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 gearing up for an exciting trade show–the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21-23. [continue reading] Sy-Klone to Exhibit at AIHce 2018 in Philadelphia in May
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