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Old 08-07-2017, 06:16 PM   #1
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Silica laws by OSHA


Hi Everyone,

I am wondering if any of you are planning on the new silica dust law coming into effect this fall. OSHA will be implementing some heavy duty fines on all job sites not controlling and reducing/eliminating dust.

interesting read if anyone is interested
https://www.osha.gov/silica/

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Paper masks with 2 straps are considered N95 respirators by NIOSH. As long as they are provided and directed to wear the employer should be fine. Most jobs I was on used negative air machines to reduce dust. I've only seen Cal OSHA twice in 35 years on the job.
Thank you for making others aware of this change.
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Paper masks with 2 straps are considered N95 respirators by NIOSH. As long as they are provided and directed to wear the employer should be fine. Most jobs I was on used negative air machines to reduce dust. I've only seen Cal OSHA twice in 35 years on the job.
Thank you for making others aware of this change.
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