Crystalline Silica

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Memorandum Outlining Enforcement of Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Memorandum Outlining Enforcement of Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a memorandum outlining the initial enforcement of the standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime. Most provisions of the standard…

April’s Meeting Announcement

The next meeting will be held April 4, 2018 from 8 am to 10 am at the New England Institute for Technology, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI, 2nd floor Hall of Fame room. We have a great line up for next Wednesday’s meeting including the following: 8:00 am Introduction 8:15 am Jane’s Wellness Tips 8:30…

January Meeting Announcement

The January 2018 SAFER meeting will be held on 1/3/2018 from 8am-10am in Dimeo’s meeting room located at 780 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI 02905. The meeting will include the following: 8:00 am Introduction – Bob Kunz Pledge of Allegiance Introduction Guest New Members What’s new Building SAFER in RI website update 8:15 am  “Jane’s Wellness Tips”…

November’s Meeting

The meeting will be held at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI 2nd Floor Hall of Fame Room from 8AM-10AM. Continental breakfast served at 7:30 AM. Hope to see you there. From Bob Kunz: Team SAFER, We hope that you weathered  the high winds without incident last night – I had…

March Meeting Announcement

The next SAFER meeting is March 1, 2017 in Room CT 332 at the New England Institute for Technology (NEIT), 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI. From Bob Kunz: Team SAFER, Good morning!  Are you ready?  The June 23, 2017, compliance date is right around the corner.  I have a few updates from industry association, as…

April Mtg – Update #2

Additional information on Silica from Bob Kunz: “Team, As a followed to the April 2016 SAFER meeting on Silica, please find the following: Access to CPWR/OSHA Webinar recorded on June 16, 2016: CPWR http://www.silica-safe.org/ which includes resources and create-a-plan tool I hope this helps answer questions”. Attached is ANSI.Z87.1.2003. Table E-1 is being removed from…

April Meeting Update #2

Additional information on Silica from Bob Kunz: “Team, As a followed to the April 2016 SAFER meeting on Silica, please find the following: Access to CPWR/OSHA Webinar recorded on June 16, 2016: https://cpwr.webex.com/ec3100/eventcenter/recording/recordAction.do?theAction=poprecord&AT=pb&internalRecordTicket=4832534b000000026e67c4c75f196fcb60b136994eed7727ad35717912a0558308c4e0043f716a22&renewticket=0&isurlact=true&recordID=13333702&apiname=lsr.php&format=short&needFilter=false&&SP=EC&rID=13333702&RCID=375882d4c499639f35f35dd2cbe2bc26&siteurl=cpwr&actappname=ec3100&actname=%2Feventcenter%2Fframe%2Fg.do&rnd=9883233080&entappname=url3100&entactname=%2FnbrRecordingURL.do CPWR http://www.silica-safe.org/ which includes resources and create-a-plan tool I hope this helps answer questions”.   Attached is ANSI.Z87.1.2003. Table E-1 is being…

Crystalline Silica Comments

The following contains comments for the recent March 2014 comment period regarding Crystalline Silica: NSSGA Silica Comments IUOE Silica Comments NIOSH Silica Comments ACOEM Silica Comments NAPA Silica Comments CISC Silica Comments AGC Silica Comments

Crystalline Silica

From OSHA’s website: Inhalation of very small (respirable) crystalline silica particles puts workers at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. OSHA recently released a proposed rule to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica. This is a proposal, not a final rule. OSHA encourages the public to participate…