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Sustainability - Jun 6, 2017

Mitigating the Effect of OSHA's Silica Rule

Trent Blake

With 12 months remaining until the enforcement date, a large majority of foundries appear to have made no progress toward compliance – but there is a workable strategy.  Performance-based standard Feasible engineering, work practice controls The Silica-Reduction Program Avoiding the wrong problem

Sand casting foundries face a particular environmental health risk concerning airborne silica: the sand that is their medium for forming parts is the source of a dangerous toxin, one that the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) asserts may cause lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in workers...



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