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OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule is now in effect. The deadline has passed. Are you compliant?

What you need to know to be compliant with the New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rule

The previous OSHA Crystalline Silica standard had not been updated in over 40 years. The agency determined that silica dust exposure at the previous levels resulted in a significant health risk of developing silicosis and other lung or kidney diseases. The new OSHA silica standard for PEL limits exposures to 50 micrograms of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour work day. 

In order to keep exposure at or below the PEL, using engineering controls and work practices such as local exhaust ventilation systems or wet cutting is recommended. If these practices do not sufficiently lower RCS levels, the use of respirators is required. As industry leaders Seton offers a full range of safety product including warning signs, barricades, and respirators to help you work safely with silica and keep your workplace OSHA compliant.

Have more questions? See FAQs on seton.com/osha-silica.

OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule is now in effect. The deadline has passed. Are you compliant?

Company: Seton

Product: Signs

Source: https://www.seton.com/osha-silica.html



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