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A foundry’s silica sampling plan must be based on a thorough knowledge of industrial hygiene air-sampling methodologies, respirable crystalline silica behavior when airborne, specific characteristics of the metalcasting operations, and the pertinent OSHA requirements.

Working Past the Deadline to Contain Workplace Silica

Complying with OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule starts with a thorough and manageable sampling plan.

By now every metalcaster should be aware that federal regulators are deeply invested in environmental health and safety conditions in their operations. After decades of consideration and discussion, in March 2016 the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule to minimize workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica — which, the agency holds, may cause lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in

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