OSHA issued the final rule on June 23, 2016 that limits exposure to reduce effects of respirable silica. Construction Industry compliance is September 23, 2017 and General Industry and Maritime compliance is June 23, 2018.
Dust inhalation can cause lung disease, silicosis and other complications of the respiratory system. There are control measures that can be taken to help protect your health and safety when working with or around construction dust. Here are a few suggestions:
Saw Cutting, Grinding & Sanding Dust