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Slide 34


    Title: What Can Workers Do to Protect Themselves and Their Families?

    • Become informed
    • Reduce their exposure to dust
    • Use respirators when needed
    • Participate in medical screening
    • Practice good personal hygiene at the workplace
    It is the employer's responsibility to provide a safe workplace
    It is your responsibility to use any controls provided

    [Includes image of a worker the OSHA logo]

    Speaker Notes:

    The worker pictured is using a cut-off saw with a vacuum and respiratory protection.

    Go over the handout "What Can I Do to Protect Myself and My Family?", which is adapted from NIOSH Publication No. 2004-108: Silicosis: Learn the Facts!