Finding What Works To Control Silica Exposure

 OSHA’s standard aims to minimize workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica, which it cites as a cause of lung cancer, silicosis, COPD, and kidney disease. ( www.foundrymag.com )

OSHA’s standard aims to minimize workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica, which it cites as a cause of lung cancer, silicosis, COPD, and kidney disease. (www.foundrymag.com)

Beyond establishing effective sampling methods, foundries must define feasible engineering controls and determine what details of the silica-exposure control plan should be documented.

In an effort to comply with the OSHA silica standard, many employers have chosen to take a more holistic risk-management approach by incorporating their engineering solutions and documentation elements intended to mitigate litigation-related risks to the organization into their written exposure control plan.

Trent Blake, KERAMIDA's Director of Security, Health & Safety, explains more in this third installment of a three-part series of articles he has written for Foundry Management & Technology's Foundry Magazine, published on August 13, 2018.

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Read the article on Foundrymag.com, or download the PDF below.

If you have any questions regarding the OSHA Silica Rule and how it might apply to and impact your operations, or if you need any assistance in making sure you are compliant with OSHA's Silica Rule, please contact Trent Blake at tblake@keramida.com, cell 765-621-6124. 


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Trent Blake, ASP
Director of Security, Health & Safety
KERAMIDA Inc.

Contact Trent at tblake@keramida.com