Crystalline Silica

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Crystalline silica exposure can occur during construction, maintenance, mining and manufacturing activities and its release can affect workers, bystanders, and the public. The most common form of crystalline silica is quartz, and quartz is the primary component of sand. The potential for crystalline silica exposure is substantial because of the widespread use of sand, sand-containing products, and quartz-containing minerals in manufacturing and construction. Excessive exposures to crystalline silica may result in silicosis or lung cancer.

Forensic Analytical Consulting Services has helped a wide variety of clients assess individual crystalline silica exposure, personal protection and project controls for many years. FACS clients include general and specialty contractors (concrete drilling, tuck pointing, sandblasting), mine operators, cement manufacturers, paint manufacturers and attorneys that are involved in crystalline silica litigation.

On May 17, 2017, Michelle Rosales, MPH, CIH of Forensic Analytical hosted a webinar about the new OSHA regulations. We have recorded the webinar so you can watch on your free time.

Watch the Silica Webinar



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