Jun 22, 2019
An estimated 2 million construction workers in the United States have been exposed to respirable silica dust, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. That’s why OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standard requires that employers limit workers’ exposure to silica and take other steps to protect workers. “Silica dust appears in asphalt, concrete and rocks,” […]
Dec 27, 2018
NIOSH’s new FAST software program monitor workers’ exposure to silica much faster than traditional methods allow.
Oct 24, 2018
Sweeping is an essential part of road construction operations. Over the years, Broce has led the way in safety innovations by being the first to include a fully enclosed cab with air conditioning on their sweepers.
Aug 26, 2018
Anywhere you observe visible dust clouds at your facility, set up a way to monitor the actual exposure level at that location. Check out this and more tips to solve dust at the plant.
May 25, 2018
On June 23, 2018, the second phase of the OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) regulations go into effect for general industry and maritime. Here’s what you need to do if you’re an asphalt plant owner to safeguard the health of your workers from silica dust.
Apr 29, 2018
Were you planning to offer face masks to workers who may enter dusty areas during the work day? While that sounds like an excellent way to protect workers from inhaling respirable silica dust, it’s a solution that opens up another set of requirements.
Jan 25, 2018
For the 10-Year Anniversary of AsphaltPro magazine, we will help asphalt companies teach new workers some back-to-basics techniques for best success in the field, at the plant and in the lab. Even veteran employees will be reminded of best practices with these refreshers throughout the year, but the goal is to help readers who are […]