As of last March, OSHA rolled out new, important rules regarding silica, and now they are being actively enforced.
For anyone not aware, Silica is a mineral substance that often appears in a crystalline form, and is harmful to humans if they are exposed to it in certain amounts. Crystalline silica is more common than you would think, appearing primarily in construction sites where stone is pounded or pulverized. Health complications from silica exposure range from silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as complications with the kidneys. OSHA takes silica seriously and is enforcing the updated standards for silica to ensure safe workplaces around the country.
If you have questions about compliance with the new OSHA silica standards, contact PTP as soon as possible. You can call us at #856-467-5400 to find out exactly what you need to do to stay on top of OSHA’s regulations! Alternatively, you can get in touch with us here.