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29Feb 518
Silica Dust Testing | Respirable Silica Assessments

Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is present in products such as shale, sandstone, concrete, bricks and manufactured stone. When these materials are cut, sanded or drilled, respirable silica dust can be released into the air. Silica dust is a major workplace health hazard and exposure can cause short and long term negative health effects.

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5Feb 1919
Crystalline Silica Dust Information Sheet

stone, concrete, brick and some insulation boards, tunneling, building restoration, pottery and ceramic industries. Basically where concrete, stone or sand based materials are used, there is a potential for exposure to crystalline silica dust. Crystalline Silica Dust June 2017

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26Feb 888
Control of exposure to silica dust

The fine dust is called respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and is too fine to see with normal lighting. The quantity of silica contained in stone and other materials varies considerably between different types of stone: Approximate crystalline silica content of different materials Sandstone 70–90%

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10Feb 892

§: Crystalline silica is normally measured as respirable dust. The OSHA/MSHA standard also presents a formula for calculation of the PEL based on total dust: 30 mg/m3 / (% SiO 2 +2). The OSHA/MSHA PEL listed is for dust containing crystalline silica (quartz) and is based on the silica content of the respirable dust …

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4Feb 1032
Silica Dust | What Homeowners Should Know

It can be found in soil, concrete, pavers, sand, stone, etc. It''s everywhere. That doesn''t mean that it''s dangerous in its natural form, though! Silica does become a hazard when materials containing silica are cut, ground, crushed, etc. Respirable crystalline silica is the finest particles of silica in the dust generated when processing ...

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3Feb 1679
Respirable silica dust suppression during artificial stone ...

Purpose: To assess the relative efficacy of three types of controls in reducing respirable silica exposure during artificial stone countertop cutting with a handheld circular saw. Approach: A handheld worm drive circular saw equipped with a diamond segmented blade was fitted with water supply to wet the blade as is typical. The normal wetted-blade condition was compared to (i) wetted-blade ...

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4Feb 1091
Stone Dust Respirable Crystalline Silica

Stone dust and brick dust contain RCS or Respirable Crystalline Silica. Extensive or prolonged exposure to brick and stone dust can cause a serious lung disease called Silicosis. There is of yet, no effective treatment for Silicosis. Stone dust is present in quarries, stone masonry, construction, road works etc. Health & Safety Executive Guidelines Compliance LEV can […]

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22Feb 1045
Experimental Evaluation of Respirable Dust and Crystalline ...

Objectives: Workers who fabricate stone countertops using hand tools are at risk of silicosis from overexposure to respirable crystalline silica. This study explored the efficacy of simple engineering controls that can be used for dust suppression during use of hand tools by stone countertop fabricators.

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27Feb 1957
Respirable Dust and Crystalline Silica Exposure While Dry ...

Cutting Concrete Masonry Units with a 20" Stationary Masonry Saw (Air Sampling on the operator) Test# iQ2000-030917-125844 . Test: To measure the tool operators total respirable and crystalline silica dust …

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26Feb 1006
The Silica Standard

Materials such as concrete, sand, mortar, and stone contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. Respirable crystalline silica means airborne particles in the atmosphere that contains crystalline silica. Three dust fractions are considered when assessing dust: the ...

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26Feb 767
Respiratory surveillance for coal mine dust and artificial ...

 · CWP is characterized by nodular, and less commonly irregular opacities, on plain chest radiographs. 1 Most coalmine dust also contains a component of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which is more fibrogenic than coal dust, potentially leading to silicosis or mixed dust pneumoconiosis (MDP). 16 The spectrum of CMDLD, which includes chronic ...

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24Feb 1328
CiteSeerX — Determination of Exposure to Respirable Quartz ...

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract: The purpose of this study is to describe the personal exposure to respirable dust and quartz and in stone crushing units located at west of Iran. A size of 40 personal samples and 40 stationary samples were obtained and analysis was done by X-ray diffraction (XRD).

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1Feb 1416
Crystalline Silica

 · An abundant natural material, crystalline silica is found in stone, soil, and sand. It is also found in concrete, brick, mortar, and other construction materials. Crystalline silica comes in several forms, with quartz being the most common. Quartz dust is respirable crystalline silica, which means it can be taken in by breathing.

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6Feb 1025
Dry Cutting and Grinding is Risky Business

respirable dust) concentrations in air are as follows: This laborer using a demo saw without water was found to be exposed to a respirable silica ... masonry, construction workers, granite countertop, concrete cutting, stone cutting, tile work, sawing, chipping, tuck pointing, concrete milling, stone polishing, scarifying, stone crushing ...

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26Feb 1041
5 Tips To Minimize Silica Dust Exposure | Great Ideas ...

Ever notice how dusty stone can be, even "washed" aggregate like #57 or 2B stone? And yes, this dust can contain respirable silica! While it''s on the pile or on the truck, adding water will control the dust. Another opportunity is after the stone has been spread, but prior to compaction.

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9Feb 1364
Respirable Crystalline Silica – Understanding Your Risks ...

 · What is respirable crystalline silica (RCS)? Silica, or silicon dioxide, is present in quartz, stone, soil, granite, bricks, cement, grout, mortar, bitumen, and also in engineered stone products. It is the crystalline form of silica in these materials that has raised concern in recent years.

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9Feb 534
Non-occupational exposure to silica dust

Cutting of the stone is carried out manually with electrically operated saws. The subsequent operations of collecting, sorting, and packing are carried out manually near the cutting machine. Saiyed et al., reported that total and respirable dust levels near cutting machine were 46.47 and 10.41 mg/m 3, respectively. Medical survey revealed that ...

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25Feb 1360
Occupational dust exposure

Respirable Crystalline silica – exceptionally little particles at any rate multiple times less than conventional sand you may discover on sea shores and jungle gyms – is made when cutting, sawing, granulating, boring, and squashing stone, rock, solid, block, square, and mortar.

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25Feb 1537
Construction dust: respirable crystalline silica ...

Find out more about the risks of dust containing respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and the steps you must take to keep yourself and your workers safe. Crystalline silica (quartz) is a common mineral found in: most rocks, sands, and clays; products such as concrete, mortar, brick, blocks, pavers, tiles, natural and composite stone benchtops

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29Feb 779
Crystalline Silica

 · An abundant natural material, crystalline silica is found in stone, soil, and sand. It is also found in concrete, brick, mortar, and other construction materials. Crystalline silica comes in several forms, with quartz being the most common. Quartz dust is respirable crystalline silica…

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13Feb 1940
Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust – The Next Asbestos ...

 · Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust – The Next Asbestos? Silicon is the most common element in the Earth''s crust after oxygen. Silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is formed from silicon and oxygen atoms and makes up about 59% of the Earth''s crust and silica is the main constituent of 95 percent of the known rocks.

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15Feb 1637
Engineering Control of Silica Dust from Stone Countertop ...

NIOSH scientists visited Stone Systems of Minnesota, Mendota Heights, MN on August 25-26, 2015. During the site visit, they performed industrial hygiene sampling which measured the short term task-based exposures to respirable dust and respirable crystalline silica of six workers who used handheld tools in the stone countertop fabrication process.

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16Feb 1881
Respirable Dust Rule: A Historic Step Forward in the ...

 · Lowering the concentration of respirable coal mine dust in the air that miners breathe is the most effective means of preventing diseases caused by excessive exposure to such dust. News & Outreach The Complete Quartz dataset lists all operator and inspector dust samples taken and analyzed for quartz from 1986 to the present.

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18Feb 698
OSHA''s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

in construction materials such as sand, stone, concrete, brick, and mortar. When workers cut, grind, drill, or crush materials that contain crystalline silica, very small dust particles are created. These tiny particles (known as "respirable" particles) can travel deep into workers'' lungs and cause silicosis,

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5Feb 753
PN12594­ Managing respirable crystalline silica dust ...

of stone benchtop materials without dust extraction or water suppression controls. ''Controlled'' dry cutting or processing of stone uses an effective control to eliminate or minimise the risk of exposure to respirable crystalline silica (i.e. on-tool extraction connected to H Class vacuum).

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30Feb 1480
Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop ...

to respirable crystalline silica in the stone countertop . industry following reports from other countries of . stone countertop workers developing silicosis. 1, 2. In at least some cases from Spain and Israel, workers were . exposed in shops operating without dust suppression, and without respiratory protection. 2, 3. While the stone

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23Feb 1698
Experimental Evaluation of Respirable Dust and Crystalline ...

 · Introduction. Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) exposure during stone countertop fabrication is a well-recognized respiratory disease hazard (OSHA/NIOSH, 2015).Crystalline silica (SiO 2) has several polymorphs, including quartz, cristobalite, and tridymite (NIOSH, 1975).Whereas natural stone countertop materials marketed as granite may contain 10 to 45% quartz (Simcox et al., 1999 ...

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27Feb 746
Safety Data Sheet Limestone

Other means of identification: Crushed Stone, Calcium Carbonate, Aggregate Relevant identified uses of the substance ... When handling or performing work that produces dust or respirable crystalline silica in excess of . Page 5 of 9 Thermal hazards: applicable exposure limits, wear a NIOSH-approved respirator that is properly fitted and is in ...

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8Feb 1103

Despite dust controls, large-scale demolition projects, with excavators, have the potential to produce air concentrations of respirable dust in excess of 50 µg.m-3 (Maximum 226 µg.m-3). This is probably because the contractors find it difficult to introduce effective and consistent dust controls because of the scale of the task.

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1Feb 513
Silica, Crystalline

Overview. Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth''s crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than ordinary ...

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6Feb 611
Respirable Silica Dust Suppression During Artificial Stone ...

 · INTRODUCTION. Workers fabricating countertops from granite and other quartz-rich stone using hand tools can be exposed to extremely high levels of respirable silica if good engineering controls are not used ( Simcox et al., 1999 ; Phillips et al., 2013 ).Outbreaks of silicosis have been reported in Spain ( Garcia et al., 2011 ; Pérez-Alonso et al., 2014 ), Israel (Kramer et al., 2011), and ...

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18Feb 548
Sources of Silica Dust | Common Silica Dust Sources ...

 · As for those little red stone like chunks of building material that stone masons use for all sorts of tasks, they too represent a risk for silica exposure. Cutting bricks, grinding bricks and even drilling brick can be a job task that generates silica dust.

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15Feb 1113
Respirable crystalline silica | SafeWork SA

Crystalline silica is harmful when respirable-sized dust of less than 10 microns is breathed deep into the lungs, as this can cause lung scarring known as silicosis. The lungs become less flexible, making it difficult to breathe and do hard work. The fibrosis of the lungs and …

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11Feb 1365
Stonemasons: Preventing crystalline silica exposure

Tasks like cutting, grinding or abrasively polishing stone products release respirable crystalline silica dust – dust particles small enough to breathe into your lungs. This dust may not be visible. Stonemasons will be exposed to crystalline silica dust, especially when using power tools to cut, grind or polish stone products.

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