Each year, workplace illnesses claim the lives of thousands of U.S. workers, and respirable crystalline silica – or silica dust – is especially hazardous. Employees who inhale tiny crystalline silica particles are at risk of developing serious diseases, some of which may be deadly. While simply being near silica-containing materials is not hazardous, when job site activities cause the release of a breathable dust, dangerous situations may result. By following new OSHA standards and using the right silica dust control systems, employers can keep their workers safe from the hazards of crystalline silica.
This white paper is sponsored by CS Unitec.