OSHA Proposed Rule on Crystalline Silica Needs to be Stopped... Take Action!
Silica is most commonly found as sand or Quartz and is ubiquitous on construction sites by virtue of its presence in many commonly used construction materials. Construction activities that can generate/spread silica dust include jackhammering, grinding, tuckpointing, milling, rock crushing, drywall finishing, earthmoving, sawing, and drilling. OSHA is finalizing a rule that would cut in half the silica exposure limit and require operational control methods that are contrary to safety rules and require the purchase of new costly and ineffective equipment before then mandating the expanded use of respiratory protection. Take Action!