The Effects of Crystalline Silica on Workers

The Effects of Crystalline Silica on Workers

Silica is one of the most abundant and complex naturally occurring minerals and the main component of sand.  Quartz is the stable crystal form of silica, while tridymite and cristobalite are less stable crystalline forms.  Crystalline silica becomes the...
ROI: Why Investments Into Safety Programs Are Much More That

ROI: Why Investments Into Safety Programs Are Much More That

Injuries and accidents are bad for business. Consider the consequences. First, operating costs immediately increase. Added expenses might come directly from adjustments to workers compensation rates or arrive in the form of regulatory fines levied by outside agencies....
Under Pressure: OSHA’s Stance on Compressed Air for Cleaning Purposes

Under Pressure: OSHA’s Stance on Compressed Air for Cleaning Purposes

Compressed air used for cleaning. Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning purposes except where reduced to less than 30 psi and then only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment. 1910.242(b). While it is one of the shortest of the OSHA...