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

Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

Release: 14-929-NAT Date: May 22, 2014 Contact: Ann Mangold Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4679 202-693-4659 Email: : mangold.ann.r@dol.gov lawder.jesse@dol.gov Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses launched by US Labor Department “Water. Rest. Shade.” and acclimatization are critical in preventing heat illness and fatalities WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

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…