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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 19–22, 2017
Paper Number: ASSE-17-635
... that the analysis of this data will allow them to use its enforcement more efficiently and some of the data will also be posted to the OSHA website. (4) requirement osha crystalline silica establishment drug testing investigation retaliation information employer severe injury report hexavalent...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ASSE-16-509
... Asbestos; 1910.1018 Inorganic Arsenic; 1910.1025 Lead; 1910.1026 Chromium (VI); and 1910.1027 Cadmium. Pending proposed regulations propose the addition of beryllium and/or crystalline silica to this list, and the recently updated 29 CFR 1910.269 provides specialized requirements for the communication...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-516
... of the new NFPA standard 652 (or, perhaps, other NFPA combustible dust standards that deal with specific types of dust); and the respirable crystalline silica health standard, which is currently at the proposed rule stage. Using the crystalline silica standard as an example, the proposed rule...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-633
... used throughout the world in thousands of wells every year. The proppant material, typically natural sand, contains high levels of crystalline silica. This is a desirable trait in the proppant as the crystalline structure provides the strength to hold the fractures open while allowing liquids to flow...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-608
... Introduction Crystalline silica has been one of the most widely studied chemicals in the history of occupational disease and industrial hygiene. It is the most toxic form of silica, with estimates of approximately 1.7 million U.S. workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica in the mining...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-709
... from both radiation exposure and crystalline silica. Samples were taken during work on several granite slabs and while using different fabrication procedures over two days. The granite materials were common commercial materials installed in homes and standard fabrication procedures were used. Due...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 11–14, 2006
Paper Number: ASSE-06-553
... such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, asthma, and lung cancer. The mining and construction industries will be especially challenged by pending standards concerning crystalline silica. Ever since the International Association for Cancer Research (IARC) made crystalline silica a Class...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 11–14, 2006
Paper Number: ASSE-06-602
.... Industrial hygienists see many other emerging particulate matter issues, including exposures to beryllium, free crystalline silica, endotoxins, toxic fungal spores, and cadmium. This session will concentrate on free crystalline silica. In the field of industrial hygiene, particulate matter (PM...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2004
Paper Number: ASSE-04-609-1
... HSSE standard lawsuit hazard communication standard litigation concentration Liability exposure silica US government employer silicosis crystalline silica Workplace Hazard PEL compliance OSHA documentation violation safety professional Occupational Health Program Session...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 22–25, 2003
Paper Number: ASSE-03-710-1
... Crystalline Silica, the most abundant mineral at the earth's surface, has been named to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Special Emphasis Program. Over 2 million workers are exposed to this dust which claims 200 to 300 lives a year in the United States. (OSHA) Before we...

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