As SGS Galson continues to help the construction, as well as other industries comply with the new silica regulations, OSHA has issued helpful new and updated information for the construction industry.
OSHA has released more than a dozen fact sheets that provide guidance on the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. One fact sheet is an overview of the silica standard. The other fact sheets provide employers with information on how to fully and properly implement controls, work practices, and if needed, respiratory protection for each of the 18 tasks listed in Table 1 — Specified Exposure Control Methods under the standard.
As compliance is now required, the new eight-hour time weighted average (TWA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3, and action level (AL) of 25 µg/m3 is now being enforced. SGS Galson is an excellent resource to help you understand the nuances of the regulation, comply with it and deliver timely, precise results to your clients.
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