In a recent ruling by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association), new (and stricter) guidelines have been put in place to protect the health of contractors who engage in activities that create silica dust (respirable crystalline silica). Inhaling silica has been linked to lung cancer, silicosis, kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and contractors who work with Fiber Cement Board are at risk.
“Silicosis is fatal, but it’s preventable and we want to make sure that no more workers lose their lives to this preventable disease.” – Dr. Davi Michaels – Assistant Secretary of Labour for Occupational Safety and Health
Learn more about the ruling and how it will affect your business here.
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