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National Safety Month: Mitigating Silica Dust

June marks National Safety Month and one area to consider examining is how your company handles silica dust. One of the top ten OSHA citations for landscaping is related to respirable crystalline silica (1926.1153). “Some may not be completely aware of the risk potential during an average day while others may not understand the applicable […]

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OSHA Issues New Silica Rules

Last week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new rules related to silica which could impact any landscape companies that drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and requires controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust. OSHA indicated that they issued the rule to curb lung cancer, […]

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