Understanding the new OSHA standards for Silica dust in the construction industry.
Silica is ever-present around us and in the air we breathe. Silica is present in most construction materials, such as concrete, mortar, block, brick, asphalt, stone... The percentage of silica varies by material and geographic location. When these construction materials are cut, drilled, ground it can generate airborne dust containing respirable Crystalline Silica - RCS.