Synthetic Mineral Fibers
Synthetic mineral fibers are fibrous inorganic substances made primarily from rock, clay, slag, or glass. These fibers are classified into three general groups: fiberglass (glass wool and glass filament), mineral wool (rock wool and slag wool), and refractory ceramic fibers (RCF). Many workers in the U.S. exposed to synthetic mineral fibers in manufacturing and end-use applications.
Exposures to synthetic mineral fibers are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry and maritime.
Provides resources aid in evaluating exposures to synthetic mineral fibers in the workplace.