A Silica Exposure Plan is a document that establishes a plan identifying tasks involving potential silica expose along with methods to protect personnel and equipment.
Silica (also known as Silicon dioxide) is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust. When workers are grinding, drilling, cutting, or removing natural materials they may encounter silica which can be very dangerous - causing permanent damage like silicosis (scarring of the lungs which makes breathing difficult), tuberculosis, or lung cancer. Materials that may contain silica include (but are not limited to):
Because of the risks with working with silica, a significant amount of preparation and planning must go into working with silica related projects. A typical silica exposure plan will walk the team through the potential producers of silica and what control methods will be used to eliminate the hazard.
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