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OSHA provides new silica standard resources

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made available new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos regarding the agency's standard for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in construction at www.osha.gov.

Developed by OSHA in cooperation with industry and labor organizations, the FAQs provide employers and workers with guidance regarding the standard's requirements. In addition, a series of six new videos instruct users regarding methods for controlling exposure to silica dust when performing common construction tasks or using construction equipment; the videos address topics such as handheld power saws, jackhammers, drills and grinders.

NRCA has compiled OSHA's FAQs in a PDF format accessible by clicking here. For more information and resources regarding compliance with OSHA's silica standard, click here.