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Printing Instructions | Text Version
TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:
Title: Follow-up and Evaluation
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- Mandatory follow-up inspections where citations for overexposure are issued
- If follow-up not possible (operation concluded), written documentation of abatement efforts
- Where exposures cannot be reduced below the PEL
- engineering and administrative controls to reduce exposures as low as possible
- respiratory protection to supplement
- Abatement verification data used by Office of Statistics
It may not be possible to carry out follow-up inspections of some employers, e.g., construction
sites or temporary abrasive blasting operations.
Once the Office of Statistics has received a reasonable number of case files and follow-up site
visit reports, the data will be evaluated to determine the impact of OSHA inspections on the
reduction of crystalline silica exposures at each worksite.