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| Record Type:||Instruction|
| Old Directive Number:||CPL 03-00-007|
| Title:||National Emphasis Program – Crystalline Silica|
| Information Date:||01/24/2008|
|DIRECTIVE NUMBER: CPL 03-00-007||EFFECTIVE DATE: 1/24/08|
|SUBJECT: National Emphasis Program - Crystalline Silica|
|Purpose:||This instruction describes policies and procedures for implementing a National Emphasis Program to identify and reduce or eliminate the health hazards associated with occupational exposure to crystalline silica.|
|Scope:||This instruction applies OSHA-wide.|
|References:||OSHA Instruction CPL 02-00-103 (CPL 2.103), September 26, 1994, Field Inspection Reference Manual (FIRM).
OSHA Instruction CPL 02-00-140, June 26, 2006, Complaint Policies and Procedures.
OSHA Instruction CPL 02-00-025 (CPL 2.25I), January 4, 1995, Scheduling System for Programmed Inspections.
OSHA Instruction CPL 02-00-051(CPL 2-0.51J), May 28, 1998, Enforcement Exemption and Limitations under the Appropriations Act.
OSHA Notice CPL 07-03 (CPL 02), May 14, 2007, Site-Specific Targeting 2007 (SST-07).
OSHA Instruction CPL 02-00-120 (CPL 2-0.120), September 25, 1998, Inspection Procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard.
OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-038 (CPL 2-2.38D), March 20, 1998, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard.
|Cancellations:||OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-007 (CPL 2-2.7), Crystalline Silica, October 30, 1972.
OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-007 (CPL 2-2.7 CH-1), Removal of Obsolete Sections, June 3, 1985.
Memorandum for Regional Administrators from Joseph A. Dear, Assistant Secretary, May 2, 1996, Subject: Special Emphasis Program (SEP) for Silicosis.
|State Impact:||This Instruction describes a Federal Program change for which state adoption is not required (See Paragraph V).
[State Adoption Summary]
|Action Offices:||OSHA Regional and Area Offices, State Plan and State Consultation Offices|
|Originating Office:||Office of Health Enforcement Programs|
|Contact:||Directorate of Enforcement Programs
Office of Health Enforcement Programs
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, N3603
Washington, DC 20210
By and Under the Authority of
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
|OSHA Form||NEP Field||Optional Information||Strategic Plan|
|NEP Field||Optional Information|
|Industries with Crystalline Silica Exposure, 1996-2007|
|1987 SIC Code1||1987 SIC Industry Title||2002 NAICS Code2|
|1521||General Contractors-Single Family Houses||236115, 236118|
|1522||General Contractors-Residential Buildings Other Than Single-Family||236115, 236118|
|1541||General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses||236210, 236220|
|1611||Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways||237310|
|1622||Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction||237310, 237990|
|1623||Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction||237110, 237120, 237130|
|1629||Heavy Construction, n.e.c.||236210, 237110, 237120, 237130, 237990|
|1721||Painting and Paper Hanging*||237310, 238320|
|1741||Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work||238140|
|1742||Plastering, Drywall, Acoustical, and Insulation Work||238310|
|1761||Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work||238160, 238170, 238390|
|1771||Concrete Work||238110, 238140, 238990|
|1795||Wrecking and Demolition Work||238910|
|1799||Special Trade Contractors, n.e.c.||236220, 237990, 238150, 238190, 238290|
|3251||Brick and Structural Clay Tile||327121, 327331|
|3253||Ceramic Wall and Floor Tile||327122|
|3261||Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures and China and Earthenware Fittings and Bathroom Accessories||327111|
|3262||Vitreous China Table and Kitchen Articles||327112|
|3264||Porcelain Electrical Supplies||327113|
|3269||Pottery Products, n.e.c.||327112|
|3271||Concrete Block and Brick||327331|
|3272||Concrete Products, Except Block and Bricks||327332, 327390, 32799|
|3281||Cut Stone and Stone Products||327991|
|3291||Abrasive Products||327910, 332999|
|3299||Nonmetallic Mineral Products, n.e.c.||327112, 327420, 327999|
|3312||Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills||324199, 331111, 331221|
|3321||Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries||331511|
|3322||Malleable Iron Foundries||331511|
|3325||Steel Foundries, n.e.c.||331513|
|3334||Primary Production of Aluminum||331312|
|3369||Nonferrous Foundries, Except Aluminum and Copper||331528|
|3431||Enameled Iron and Metal Sanitary Ware||332998|
|3441||Fabricated and Structural Metal*||332312|
|3443||Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)*||332313, 332410, 332420|
|3444||Sheet Metal Work*||332321, 332322, 332439, 333415|
|3471||Electroplating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring*||332813|
|3479||Coating, Engraving, and Allied Services, n.e.c.*||332812, 339911, 339912, 339914|
|3531||Construction Machinery and Equipment*||333120, 333923, 336510|
|3599||Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Equipment*||332710, 332813, 332999, 333319, 333999, 334519, 336399|
|5032||Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Materials3||423320, 425110, 425120, 444190|
|7532||Top, Body, and Upholstery Repair Shops and Paint Shops*||811121|
|*Crystalline silica exposure primarily from abrasive blasting operations
1 Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987. Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.
2 North American Industry Classification System, United States, 2002. Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.
3 This industry may be subject to OSHA Instruction CPL 02-00-051 - Enforcement Exemptions and Limitations under the Appropriations Act (or a subsequent version).
Source: Federal OSHA Inspection Data for Silica (Code 9010-Quartz) compiled in the OSHA Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), from 01/01/1996 through 03/31/2007.
A. Personal Information
|Current Job Title:||Age:|
B. Job-Related Information
|Number of hours worked in silica-related tasks per week:||List previous jobs and duration of each job:|
|More than 40 ( hours)||d.||( yrs.)|
Time at current job:
|Six months or less|
|More than 5 yrs. ( ______ yrs.)|
C. Brief Medical History
|Are you being treated by a physician for breathing problems?||Yes||No|
|Have you ever had a chest X-ray?||Yes||No|
|If yes, when was your last chest X-ray?|
|Why was the chest X-ray taken?|
|Did the doctor tell you everything was normal?||Yes||No|
|If no, what was noted?|
|What treatment are you receiving for this problem?|
|Have you discussed your medical history with your employer?||Yes||No|
|Are you a cigarette smoker?||Yes||No|
|Employee Exposure Monitoring||Medical Surveillance|
|Sample for Respirable Dust/Silica||Employer Aware of Silicosis Risk|
|Leak Test Filters/Cyclones||Employer Identifying Possible Cases|
|Bulk Samples of Settled Dust||Employer Referring Cases to Physician|
|Employer's Monitoring Records||Other|
|Housekeeping and Hygiene Practices|
|Engineering and Work Practice Controls||Facility Cleanliness|
|Location of Employees||Clean-up Methods (Compressed Air, Dry Sweeping?)|
|Wet Methods||Change Rooms/PPE Storage|
|Other||Separate Break Areas|
|Written Program||Employee Exposure and Medical Records|
|Cartridge Selection and Change-out Schedule||Employer Monitoring and Medical Records|
|Medical and Fit Test Records||Employee Access and Confidentiality|
|Breathing Air Quality and Use||Other|
|Abrasive Blasting (on-site or off-site)|
|Hazard Communication||Sample for Silica and Metals|
|Written Program||(including Bystanders)|
|MSDSs||Sample for Noise|
|Training||Ventilation and Dust Containment|
|Bulk Samples of Products||PPE and Respirators|
|Other||Carbon Monoxide Alarm on Respirator|
|Manual Control of Blast Nozzle|
|Symptoms of Silicosis in Workplace||Operating Valve|
|Survey/Interview Employees||Electrical Grounding|
|Employees Obtaining Medical Evaluations||Pressure Range (90-120 psi)|
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