Here’s a scary statistic:
According to OSHA, roughly 35,000 foundry employees are exposed to respirable crystalline silica.
And about 12,200 of them are exposed to silica dust levels over the new permissible exposure limit.
What’s more, foundries have expressed confusion over cleaning methods and preventative measures best suited for silica dust.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are seven things you’ll need to do to control silica dust and protect your employees.