Silica Dust Knowledge Center

Silica, present in concrete dust, is a hazardous material and is the focus of the new OSHA regulation 1926.1153.  This regulation has a compliance date for general construction by September 23, 2017. The new OSHA respirable crystalline silica dust regulation offers several options for compliance and at Hilti, we want to help you understand those options.

There Are Three Ways To Comply With OSHA Silica Dust Regulations

OSHA Table 1
OSHA Table 1

Choose a pre-determined option based on your application, from OSHA Table 1 - Exposure Control Methods For Silica Dust.

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Objective data or performance testing
Objective data or performance testing

Utilize third-party performance or objective data to document that workers performing a particular application are in compliance with the permissible exposure limit of ≤ 50 μg/m3 averaged over an eight hour day.

Download Silica Dust Exposure Objective Test Data
Scheduled Air Monitoring

Periodically test for a particular application to validate if the user falls under the permissible exposure limit of ≤ 50 μg/m3.

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More Information

For more information on OSHA's rule to protect construction workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, click here to visit the OSHA Silica Dust website.

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