OSHA, American Foundry Society Renew Alliance (4/22)
Through the alliance, AFS developed a manual titled Control of Silica Exposure in Foundries that provides information to help control the potential hazards of respirable crystalline silica. The society also developed the Guide for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Special Clothing for Foundry Operations to help reduce the risks of exposure to foundry hazards.
OSHA and AFS representatives spoke at conferences and meetings including the AFS 19th Environmental Health and Safety Conference and the 111th Metalcasting Congress. AFS representatives continue to serve on the editorial boards of OSHA safety and health topics pages regarding control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout); heat stress; lead; powered industrial trucks; silica, crystalline; and ventilation.