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This analysis covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica standard for construction work (the construction silica standard). Construction work is defined as “work for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating.” Specifically, the analysis covers the permissible exposure limit (PEL), action level for exposure to silica, the two exposure control methods, respiratory protection, housekeeping, the written exposure control plan, the medical surveillance program, recordkeeping, and employee training.
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TypeTitleDateState
Notices 29 CFR 1910, 1915, and 1926 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica--Specified Exposure Control Methods 08/15/2019National
Guidance Documents Controlling Silica Exposures in Construction  National
Toolbox Talks Crystalline silica: Controlling silica dust in construction  National
Guidance Documents Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica: FAQs for the Construction Industry  National
Guidance Documents OSHA's crystalline silica rule: Construction  National
Audio Presentations Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure  National
PowerPoints Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure  National
Speaker's Notes Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure  National
Handouts Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure  National
Quizzes Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure  National
Trainer's Guides Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure  National
Training Exercises Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure (Exercise 1)  National
Training Exercises Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction: Preventing Exposure (Exercise 2)  National
Regulatory Analysis Silica Construction  National
Plans Silica Written Exposure Control Plan for Construction  National
Guidance Documents Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction  National
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