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Title Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; and Correcting Amendment
Document ID 12-425A
Summary OSHA determined that employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica at the previous PELs are exposed to a significant health risk, such as developing silicosis and other non-malignant respiratory diseases, lung cancer, and kidney disease.These changes establish a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (50 µg/m3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) in all industries covered by the rule, with the exception of agricultural operations covered under Part 1928. It also includes other provisions to protect employees, such as requirements for exposure assessment, methods for controlling exposure, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping.
Latest Revision 10/1/2017
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