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Q&A: Silica Dust Compliance for the Construction Industry

May 17, 2017   1:30 pm
Q&A
We recently hosted a free webinar on silica dust to help construction industry professionals understand the requirements and provisions of OSHA’s new rule. The event generated a lot of great discussion about how to identify and mitigate silica dust hazards in construction environments. Below you’ll find an edited version of the Q&A portion, which includes […] Read More   >

Silica Dust Webinar Recording Now Available

May 10, 2017   10:04 am
Silica Dust webcast
Missed our recent webinar on OSHA’s silica dust regulations and compliance for the construction industry? You can now watch the webcast on-demand. Click here for free instant access to the webinar recording. Webinar details Title: Silica Dust: Understanding the Requirements & Provisions for Construction Industry Compliance Presenters: Steve Mitchell — Training Manager & Norman Nowosinski, P.E. — Business Development […] Read More   >

5 Hazardous Dusts Commonly Found in Composites Manufacturing

April 25, 2017   12:05 pm
carbon nanotube
Dust is everywhere in composites manufacturing. If it’s not controlled, that dust can easily find its way into your eyes and lungs, causing irritation; into hard-to-reach areas, creating combustible dust hazards; and onto surfaces, leading to slip and fall incidents. Here are five hazardous dusts commonly found in composites manufacturing. Silica dust As the American […] Read More   >

[Free Webinar] Silica Dust: Understanding the Requirements & Provisions for Construction Industry Compliance

April 13, 2017   8:08 pm
Silica dust webinar
As you’re probably aware if you’re in the construction industry, last year OSHA issued a much stricter requirement for the new permissible exposure level (PEL) of silica dust. The enforcement date for this rule is September 23, 2017. OSHA recognizes the requirements for compliance are aggressive (engineering controls, housekeeping, sampling, and analyzing). So, the rule […] Read More   >

OSHA Delays New Silica, Beryllium Rules

  1:56 pm
OSHA rules delayed
In the past month, OSHA has announced delays to some of its newer standards, including those limiting exposure to silica dust and beryllium. Read on to learn the current state of these two rules. Silica dust: Enforcement date delayed to September 23, 2017 Last week, OSHA announced a 90-day delay in the enforcement date for […] Read More   >
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