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...
Silica Medical Surveillance Exams…What They Are and  When Do You Need Them?

Silica Medical Surveillance Exams…What They Are and When Do You Need Them?

Approximately 2.3 million people in the United States are exposed to silica on the job.  Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at an increased risk of developing serious diseases, which include: Silicosis, which is an incurable lung...
OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

As expected, OSHA announced 2018’s Top 10 Violations this past week and the only surprise took the #10 spot. This past year, 1,536 violations citing CFR 29 126.102 were recorded—that’s the standard for Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment that focuses on eye...
OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018 Will Be Scarier than Halloween Ghosts or Goblins

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018 Will Be Scarier than Halloween Ghosts or Goblins

It’s October and while most people’s thoughts have turned to cooler temperatures, autumn leaves and pumpkin spice, those of us preoccupied with occupational safety secretly recognize this month as the time of more anticipated topics, such as of the release of OSHA’s...