Environmental, Health & Safety

Health and Safety



AFS is committed to the elimination of the adverse health effects associated with the inhalation of crystalline silica. The association holds annual Environmental, Health, & Safety Conferences, along with safety seminars and webinars throughout the year. 

AFS members have full access to a wide array of resources designed to guide them toward compliance with OSHA’s new, more restrictive, crystalline silica rule.

Respiratory Protection



This section provides information on air-related regulatory and technical matters pertinent to the metal casting industry. This information is developed and periodically updated by  the AFS Air Quality Committee. 


Waste & Recycling

Radioactive Screening of Scrap Metal

Sustainability in Metalcasting

Environmental Justice

Events, Webinars, and Awards

Government and Policy