Sand industry prepares for new silica exposure rule
Published: Thursday, 04 June 2015
While it remains unclear whether OSHA’s new PEL proposals will become law, members of the frac sand community have begun to prepare for tighter regulations. The National Industrial Sand Association has met to discuss the new standard while processing companies are making headway with new silicosis prevention measures.
|Silicosis is to blame for historical
industrial disasters, including the death of 476 workers
at the Hawk's Nest Tunnel project from 1930-35.
Industrial hygienists will need to become more familiar with
the requirements to prevent silicosis, a incurable lung
condition, as the US Occupational...