Health and Safety Web Resources
References to Silica and Silicosis
Crystalline Silica Health Effects, National Industrial Sand Association, Calverton MD 1997. Information on crystalline silica; occupational exposure; silicosis; silica and cancer; exposure limits; workplace safety; workplace dust sampling; engineering, administrative controls and housekeeping; medical surveillance; respiratory protective equipment; hazard communication; smoking; and references. https://www.riccisand.com/health-safety/
World Health Organization WWW Home Page. http://www.who.int/en/
The current IARC monograph on crystalline silica can be found at this site at http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol100C/100C-08-Index-tables.php
Occupational Illness and Injury Protection Program. Health and safety ideas from Mine Safety and Heath Administration. http://www.msha.gov/
OSHA Outreach Materials for Silicosis – Special Emphasis Programs http://www.osha.gov/Training/Silicosis.html
NIOSH warns of silicosis risks in construction – suggests ways to reduce exposures. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/silicupd.html
Occupational Health Program (OHP) Manual for Exposure to Crystalline Silica in the Industrial Sand Industry, National Industrial Sand Association, Calverton MD, 1997. 301/595-5550 http://www.sand.org.
Industrial Minerals Association – North America – http://www.ima-na.org.
XX – http://www.astm.org. ASTM E1132-89 (Reapproved 1993): “Standard Practice for Health Requirements Relating to Occupational Exposure to Quartz Dust,” American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Phila, PA.
XX – NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM): information on analyzing dust samples for crystalline silica. Procedures 7500 for crystalline silica by x-ray diffraction. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nmam.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/norm/subject/occupational.htm or http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm. Guidelines for the Use of ILO International Classsification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses. Occupational Safety and Health (Series 22; rev.), Geneva, International Labor Organization, 1980
American Thoracic Society, “Standardization of Spirometry-1994 Update,” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 1995, Vol 152, pp.1107-1136. http://www.thoracic.org
Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances in the Work Environment with Intended Changes for 1994-1995, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygenists (ACGIH), Cincinnati, OH. http://www.acgih.org.
References to Controlling Crystalline Silica Exposures
(NIOSH) list of publications on silica. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/silica/default.html
NIOSH Publications. Download A Guide to Working Safely with Silica.
Preventing Silicosis and Deaths in Construction Workers–DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-112. This document lists guidelines for preventing silicosis and for reducing exposure to crystalline silica in the construction industry. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/96-112/
Preventing Silicosis and Deaths from Rock Drilling–DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 92-107. This document lists guidelines to prevent silicosis and reduce exposures to crystalline silica in the rock drilling industry. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/92-107/
Preventing Silicosis and Deaths from Sandblasting–DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 92-102. This documents lists tips to reducing exposure to crystalline silica in the sandblasting industry. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/92-102/
American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Practices for Respiratory Protection,” ANSI Z88.2-1992, ANSI, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, (212) 642-4900 http://www.ansi.org.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Guide to Industrial Respiratory Protection,” NIOSH Publication No. 87-116, NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, 800/356-4674. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/87-116/
National Technical Information Service, Springfield VA (703/487-4650) http://www.ntis.gov , or National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Criteria for a Recommended Standard – Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica, HEW Publication No. (NIOSH) 75-120, https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/75-120/ NTIS Acquisition No. PB 246-697.
Type CE, Abrasive-Blast, Supplied-Air Respirators. These are guidelines for respirators for abrasive blasting operations. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/notices/run-052396a.html
References to OSHA Hazard Communication
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hazardcommunications/index.html. OSHA Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR) – 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication.
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