Significance and Use
These practices and criteria were developed for occupational exposures during construction and demolition activities. They are intended to (a) protect against clinically significant disease from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, (b) be measurable by techniques that are valid, reproducible, and readily available, and (c) be attainable with existing technology and protective practices.
1.1 This practice describes several actions to reduce the risk of harmful occupational exposures in environments containing respirable crystalline silica. This practice is intended for the unique conditions during construction and demolition activities.
1.2 Health requirements relating to occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica not covered in this practice fall under the jurisdiction of Practice E 1132.
1.3 Nothing in this practice shall be interpreted as requiring any action that violates any statute or requirement of any federal, state, or other regulatory agency.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D4532 Test Method for Respirable Dust in Workplace Atmospheres Using Cyclone Samplers
E1132 Practice for Health Requirements Relating to Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
ANSI/AIHAZ9.22001 Fundamentals Governing the Design and Operation of Local Exhaust Systems
Code of Federal Regulations
30CFR56,Title30,Subp Air Quality, Radiation, and Physical Agents (MSHA)
crystalline silica dust; cristobalite; dust; occupational exposure; permissible exposure limits; quartz dust; respirators; respiratory protection; tridymite;
ICS Number Code 13.040.30 (Workplace atmospheres)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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