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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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Contractors wanted: Help NIOSH advance research to protect workers from silica

Testing at real work sites needed
March 29, 2013

NIOSH is currently testing low-cost solutions for protecting workers from silica exposure when cutting fiber cement siding. You can help us test a dust control and at the same time add to the research that supports and advances the prevention of silicosis.  


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OMB holds first silica rule stakeholder meeting in 19th months

Foundry industry says lower PEL unnecessary, too costly
March 29, 2013

The proposed rule to lower the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica got dusted off earlier this month after a long period of inactivity at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).


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AIHA releases White Paper on silica competent persons

“Recommended Skills and Capabilities for Silica Competent Persons”
March 19, 2013

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has released the white paper titled “Recommended Skills and Capabilities for Silica Competent Persons,” which represents a common, minimum body of knowledge needed by a competent person to provide meaningful worker protection from silica.


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Union head calls silica rule delay heartless

An estimated 100 died during two years of inaction
February 20, 2013

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said it’s time for the Obama administration to push forward on a proposed silica delay that has been stuck in limbo at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for two years – long past the required 90 day deadline.


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Silica rule advocates use online petition to drum up support

Long overdue review languishes in OIRA
February 19, 2013

Frustrated by delays in the review of a proposed silica rule, occupational health advocates have launched  an online petition meant to compel the Obama administration to make good on its promise to support the U.S. labor force.


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OSH pros demand end to silica standard delay

Two-year delay at White House angers occupational health experts
February 15, 2013

In the two years that a proposed rule to protect workers from exposure to dangerous levels of silica dust on the job has been held up by the White House, more than 100 workers have died and thousands have been sickened by preventable exposure to silica dust.


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NIOSH Policy Statement: Respiratory protection recommendations for airborne exposures to crystalline silica

January 9, 2013

The following describes the NIOSH policy for respiratory protection against airborne exposures to crystalline silica.


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New online resource helps companies control silica dust

December 13, 2012

A new online resource from the Center for Construction Research and Training provides information and tools to help identify silica hazards, understand the health risk, and easily find equipment and methods to control the dust.


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NIOSH focuses on chemical hazards in oil, gas industry

December 12, 2012

NIOSH researchers involved in an effort to characterize chemical hazards in the oil and gas extraction industry have found elevated levels of silica exposure during hydraulic fracturing operations.


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