TAG: silica

Government Affairs: OSHA silica dust rule one year later—are you complying?

June 5, 2018By

Last Sept. 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) silica dust rule went into effect. This regulation is designed to protect workers from exposure to excessive levels of airborne silica dust that comes from cutting, drilling, sanding or grinding concrete pavers, bricks, stone or other materials containing crystalline silica. The health effects of prolonged exposure to silica dust are... read more

iQ Power Tools series details OSHA PEL for silica

February 27, 2014By

iQ Power Tools is publishing an article series describing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica in simple terms. The series comes on the heels of OSHA’s proposed rule to effectively cut OSHA’s PEL for silica in half. Having  studied silica for more than 10 years, iQ Power Tools is publishing its series to... read more

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