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Silica Dust, Construction

More than 2 million construction workers in the United States are exposed to Silica Dust on the job. Workers that inhale crystalline silica are at increased risk of developing silica-related diseases that can be debilitating or even fatal. Protective steps must be taken to prevent, reduce and measure exposure levels to silica dust to ensure the safety of all workers.

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OSHA Fact Sheet - Silica Dust

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Silica in Construction: Handheld and Stand-Mounted Drills

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Silica in Construction: Handheld Grinders for Mortar Removal

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Silica in Construction: Handheld Grinders - Uses Other Than Mortar Removal

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Controlling Silica: Jackhammers and Powered Chipping Tools

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Silica in Construction: Handheld Power Saws

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Silica in Construction: Stationary Masonry Saws

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Protecting Workers from Silica Hazards in the Workplace Video

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OSHA Fact Sheet - Silica Standard for Construction

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OSHA Hazard Alert - Exposure to Silica During Countertop Operations

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OSHA Silica Standard Small Entity Compliance Guide for Construction

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OSHA Fact Sheet - Heavy Equipment Excavation Silica Dust Control

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Silica Safety in Industry and Construction DVD Program

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Weeklysafety.com exclusive safety meeting topic providing recommendations to ensure construction workers are taking proper precautions if they may be exposed to harmful silica dust.

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