OSHA has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is enforceable as of September 23, 2017, for construction standards.
OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. The Final Rule is projected to provide net benefits of about $7.7 billion, annually.
To view the OSHA Fact Sheet, click here.
A webinar titiled "Silica, Understanding the Requirements of a Written Program" was presented by NECA National Director of Safety, Wes Wheeler, on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The webinar discussed requirements to help identify the exposures that electrical workers may have in the workplace and some of the control methods approved to protect workers.
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Milwaukee is launching a complete dust extraction system to coincide with OSHA’s implementation date for crystalline silica dust regulations. For questions on Milwaukee products please contact Taylor Anderson.
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