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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 19–22, 2017
Paper Number: ASSE-17-635
.... OSHA feels that the analysis of this data will allow them to use its enforcement more efficiently and some of the data will also be posted to the OSHA website. (4) requirement osha crystalline silica establishment drug testing investigation retaliation information employer severe injury...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ASSE-16-509
... crystalline silica expose worker beryllium radiation health hazard mercury exposure limit workplace hazard coal dust information occupational health hazard asbestos accumulation Session No. 509 Power Trip: A Look at Occupational Health Issues in the Power Generation Industry Connie Muncy, CIH...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-516
... rulemaking, which may end up including all of part of the new NFPA standard 652 (or, perhaps, other NFPA combustible dust standards that deal with specific types of dust); and the respirable crystalline silica health standard, which is currently at the proposed rule stage. Using the crystalline silica...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-633
... spread. It is now used throughout the world in thousands of wells every year. The proppant material, typically natural sand, contains high levels of crystalline silica. This is a desirable trait in the proppant as the crystalline structure provides the strength to hold the fractures open while allowing...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-608
... Introduction Crystalline silica has been one of the most widely studied chemicals in the history of occupational disease and industrial hygiene. It is the most toxic form of silica, with estimates of approximately 1.7 million U.S. workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica in the mining, sandblasting...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-709
... from both radiation exposure and crystalline silica. Samples were taken during work on several granite slabs and while using different fabrication procedures over two days. The granite materials were common commercial materials installed in homes and standard fabrication procedures were used. Due to...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 11–14, 2006
Paper Number: ASSE-06-553
... emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, asthma, and lung cancer. The mining and construction industries will be especially challenged by pending standards concerning crystalline silica. Ever since the International Association for Cancer Research (IARC) made crystalline silica a Class...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 11–14, 2006
Paper Number: ASSE-06-602
.... Industrial hygienists see many other emerging particulate matter issues, including exposures to beryllium, free crystalline silica, endotoxins, toxic fungal spores, and cadmium. This session will concentrate on free crystalline silica. In the field of industrial hygiene, particulate matter (PM) is...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2004
Paper Number: ASSE-04-609-1
... contrast to crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is one of the most common minerals in the earth s surface and therefore, it is present in virtually all soils and rocks. Quartz is the most common crystalline form of silica. Crystalline silica is considered respirable, or breathable, when it is present as...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 22–25, 2003
Paper Number: ASSE-03-710-1
... Health & Medicine concentration Anticipation operation Niosh recognition US government special emphasis program exposure respirable dust sweeping compound Workplace Hazard respirator evaluation Osha Pel particle silicosis silica crystalline silica Session No. 710 Silica...

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