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Tool Box Talk- Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention

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Exposure to crystalline silica often occurs as part of common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, grinding/sanding and crushing of natural and engineered stone products such as granite and slate and also in the quarrying of these materials. Over-exposure can lead to serious, sometimes fatal illnesses including silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (in those with silicosis) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The best method to prevent a crystalline silica exposure related disease is to minimize exposure to crystalline silica.

Learning Objectives - at the end of this segment you should be able to:

  1. Learn about the three types of silicosis and how your environment affects the disease.
  2. Review Crystalline Silica Exposure Control Measures and how best to limit risk.
  3. Discuss PPE that provides the best protection when working with products that contain crystalline silica.

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