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Each year 300 people die from silicosis. Are you or your workers among the 2 million exposed to silica each year? The Advisor will help you comply with the OSHA standard on respirable crystalline silica by guiding you through the following steps:
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  1. Determine if Silica exposure is present in your workplace
  2. Obtain a measurement of Silica concentration
  3. Determine if there is more Silica than OSHA allows
  4. Take adequate measures of protection

By evaluating your workplace for potential silica hazards and then taking appropriate actions, employers and employees will be able to avoid:
  • Silicosis, a 100% preventable disease.
  • The often deadly consequences of silicosis.
  • Non-compliance with legal standards and possible citations.
Checklist A checklist can remind you of questions to ask throughout the process.

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