“The old standards applied by OSHA are out of date and fail to provide adequate protection
to those exposed to silica. OSHA has finally completed and proposed new silica standards, which
will reduce – but not eliminate – illnesses and death from exposure to silica.”
Osha Proposes New Silica Exposure Limits
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is charged
with the responsibility to safeguard the American workplace. With respect to
protecting against the health hazards of crystalline silica in the workplace,
OSHA has been enforcing a forty year old safety standard for permissible exposure
limits (PELs) for silica. Silica is a serious workplace health risk and silica exposure
continues to present a health threat to American workers, including members of
the GMP working in foundries, glass plants and cement product facilities. Silica
exposure can result in silicosis, a lung disease that can be disabling and potentially
fatal. Additionally, silica has been classified as a human carcinogen, representing a
cancer threat to those working with it.
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