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Safety Tip of the Week – Concrete Construction Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Concrete Construction Safety

Inhalation of cement dust may occur when workers empty bags of dry cement material to make concrete, cut concrete work tiles, and use jackhammers to break up a sidewalk or road during repairs. This exposure can cause nose and throat irritation. Long- term exposure to concrete dust containing crystalline silica...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Construction Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Construction Safety

Concrete is easy to work with, versatile, durable, and economical. By taking a few basic precautions, it is also one of the safest building materials known. Relatively few people involved in mixing, handling, and finishing concrete have experienced injury. Nonetheless, concrete work is usually hard physical labor that presents many...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Silica Dust

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Silica Dust

There has been much discussion about silica dust in the past few years. OSHA has issued a regulation to help protect workers from overexposure to this dust. It has been largely unregulated in the past and because of this, many workers have been faced with overexposure. The CDC reports that...

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Silica Dust

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Silica Dust

Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunneling. The seriousness of the health hazards associated with silica exposure is demonstrated by the fatalities and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazards of Silica

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazards of Silica

Hazards of Silica Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunnelling. Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and many other...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards of Silica

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards of Silica

 Hazards of Silica Silica exposure is a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunneling. The seriousness of the health hazards associated with silica exposure is demonstrated by...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Abrasive Blasting Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Abrasive Blasting Safety

Abrasive Blasting Safety Abrasive blasting may have several hazards associated with it at any given time. Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as “sandblasting” since silica sand has been a commonly used material as the abrasive, although not the only one always used. Abrasive blasting entails accelerating a grit of...

Safety Tip of the Week – Abrasive Blasting Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Abrasive Blasting Safety

Abrasive Blasting Safety The following safety rules are recommended when abrasive blasting work is being performed: Allow only authorized and properly trained personnel within the blasting area. Before blasting begins, the supervisor and/or other designated employees should inspect the area and the object(s) to be blasted to ensure proper conditions....

Safety Tip of the Week – Silica Dust Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Silica Dust Hazards

Silica Dust Hazards Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling. The seriousness of the health hazards associated with silica exposure is demonstrated by...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Silica Dust Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Silica Dust Hazards

Silica Dust Hazards Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunnelling. Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and many other...