03/26/2003

New Health Hazard Information Cards on Crystalline Silica Exposure

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department
of Labor has issued new health hazard information cards, Crystalline Silica
Exposure. These cards will help workers and employers understand more about how
they can protect themselves against exposure to silica dust. Two separate
cards, available in English and Spanish, provide a quick reference and
recommendations for construction and general industries.

The new pocket-sized cards identify the symptoms of silicosis and the most
common causes of occupational exposure. The cards also outline ways to protect
against exposure to silica dust, including recommendations for appropriate use
of respirators and personal protective equipment.

The Crystalline Silica Exposure cards are free of charge and can also be
downloaded from the publications page on OSHA's web site.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety & Health Administration