Crystalline Silica Resource Page
OSHA's new crystalline silica rule was finalized March 24. It reduced the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to silica in half, from 100 µg (micrograms)/cu.m to 50 µg/cu.m. Here is what you need to know about the rule. AFS is committed to assisting foundries in coming into, and maintaining compliance with these new regulations, in the most effective and economical manner.
- Silica Substitutes - What Will Work for Your Foundry?
- How to Select an Industrial Hygienist and What to Expect When They Come.
- Respiratory Protection and Medical Surveillance for Silica
Detailed Information on the Rule
- Final OSHA Silica Rule (March 2016)
- OSHA’s health effects & risk assessment background documents
- OSHA’s preliminary economic analysis and employment analysis
For further information, contact Stephanie Salmon, AFS Washington Office, 202-452-7135, email@example.com.
OSHA Silica Resource Pages
Silica Control Resources
- Silica PEL Calculator (Excel Spreadsheet)
- Control of Silica Exposure in Foundries
- PPE Guide for Metalcasting Operations
- The C.A. Lawton Co. CASE STUDY: Reducing Silica Exposures Through Engineering Controls and Work Practices
- Clearing the Air at Acme Foundry: Integrated Engineering Design of a New Casting Cleaning and Finishing Facility
- Silica Dust Control Improvement: Grinding of Iron Castings with Portable Tools at Kennedy Valve Foundry in Elmira, New York
- Signage for Regulated Areas