OSHA Silica Regulation Update
Quick tips regarding respiratory protection based on the OSHA silica regulation revision.
OSHA has issued a final rule (March 2016, OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulations
- 29 CFR 1926.1153) for America’s workers, limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a substance OSHA has stated can increase the
risk of developing silicosis, lung cancer and kidney disease.
It’s estimated that more than 2.3 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to dust containing crystalline silica — with nearly
90% of those workers employed in the construction industry. How do you know if you are providing enough protection?
3M has the expertise, resources and PPE to help you as you work to meet the new exposure limit and help protect your crew.