Work Safely with Silica - Comprehensive Source & Planning Tool

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CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Summary Statement

This is a one-stop source of the latest information on silica and how to prevent exposures. The site includes a tool to develop a job specific silica-control plan, as well as information needed to identify a silica hazard, understand the health risk, and find equipment and methods to control the dust. It also includes information on regulatory and voluntary efforts to minimize silica exposures, a central place to share successes and challenges, and answers to frequently asked questions. The Create-A-Plan feature is an e-tool that allows you to develop a plan for controlling silica exposures in just three easy steps. It includes options for identifying a material's silica content, determining the level of exposure, and finding examples of commercially available controls. As you make selections and enter information a plan tailored for your jobsite is automatically generated that you can save, print, email, and -- as an added benefit -- use as a toolbox talk on the job.