OSHA issues US hazard alert for frac sands

By Gaurav Sharma
Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New report highlights health risks associated with frac sands

A hazard alert has been issued for the frac sand industry following a report by Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

It warns, yet again, that dust particles – dispersed by mineral haulage and drilling – contain potentially harmful amounts of silica which may trigger...

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