Combustion-sourced sand accumulation in a foundry / Keramida Keramida
OSHA’s standard aims to minimize workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica, which it cites as a cause of lung cancer, silicosis, COPD, and kidney disease.

Finding What Works to Control Silica Exposure

Beyond establishing effective sampling methods, foundries must define feasible engineering controls and determine what details of the silica-exposure control plan should be documented

Since June the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has been applying its final rule for minimizing and managing workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica, and by now foundries should have a clear grasp of the sampling methodologies and protocols that are required under the new rule. Sampling methods have been

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