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Silica hazards from engineered stone countertops

A NIOSH Science Blog post
March 19, 2014

A new engineered stone countertop product known as “quartz surfacing,” was created in the late 1980s by combining quartz aggregate with resins to create a product for use in home building and home improvement.  Manufacturing of this material, including products such as CaesarStone™, Silestone™, Zodiaq™, or Cambria™ is a fast growing industry.


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Highlights of OSHA’s web chat on its proposed silica rule, Part 3

"What impact will this rule have on small businesses?"
January 23, 2014

OSHA held a web chat last week on its proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica that gave small businesses and other stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions about a proposal that OSHA predicts will prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis, lung cancer, and other diseases among the American workforce. Following are some of the exchanges that took place during the web chat:


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"Highlights of OSHA’s web chat on its proposed silica rule, Part 2

"What assistance is OSHA going to give to small employers?'
January 22, 2014

OSHA held a web chat last week on its proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica that gave small businesses and other stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions about a proposal that OSHA predicts will prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis, lung cancer, and other diseases among the American workforce.


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HalenHardy to introduce respirable crystalline silica-removing, clothes cleaning MASHH mobile air shower at Shale Insight Conference

September 24, 2013

The Mobile Air Shower by HalenHardy (MASHH), which removes hazardous silica dust from workers clothing during oil and natural gas completions operations, will be introduced at the Shale Insight Conference in Philadelphia on Sept. 24-26.


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Concerns over worker silica exposure cause Target to drop sandblasted jeans

March 19, 2012

In an effort to reduce silicosis hazards to denim factory workers, the Target Corporation announced recently it would phase out sandblasted denim by the end of 2012.


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Chorus calling for OMB to finish silica rule review grows louder

February 20, 2012

Public Citizen is the latest organization to criticize the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB) for failing to complete its review of OSHA's proposed silica rule in a timely manner.


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Scientists blame special interests for delay in silica rule

January 25, 2012

An "extraordinary" delay in the development of federal protections against exposure to crystalline silica is harming American workers, more than 300 public health scientists, doctors and occupational safety experts told President Obama today.


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Silicosis: The danger continues

October 19, 2011

David Weissman, M.D., and Paul Schulte, Ph.D. begin their latest article on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Science blog with a quote dating back almost four centuries:


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