Protect Your Workers from Silica Hazards with this Guide

April 19, 2019

If workers inhale a large enough concentration of microscopic crystalline silica particles, it can lead to silicosis, lung cancer, and other health problems. MCAA’s Guide to Silica Safety provides mechanical construction employers with the information they need to help their workers:

  • Understand the potential hazards associated with overexposure to respirable crystalline silica
  • Identify the most common mechanical construction activities that can produce it
  • Identify common activities performed by other trades that can produce it
  • Implement the best available safe work practices to prevent overexposure
  • Comply with OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard


Additional Silica Resources

Whether you’re looking for help developing a written silica exposure control plan, a summary of the OSHA standard or additional training materials, MCAA has you covered with these resources:

If you have questions about any of these resources or OSHA’s silica standard, please contact Pete Chaney at or 301-990-2214.

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