Does your company have a potential respirable crystalline silica exposure? Did you know that lawsuits for victims of silica exposure can rise into the hundreds of millions?
Over 2 million people are exposed to silica through their daily work. To protect these workers, OSHA created two respirable crystalline silica standards. BusinessInsurance.com recently shared OSHA's update regarding The Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule that takes effect June 23.
According to the report, OSHA will enact a "good-faith" grace period for "employers that are making good-faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements". Read the full OSHA Update article on BusinessInsurance.com.
Crystalline Silica is found in material like sand, stone, and concrete. Drilling, crushing, cutting, and grinding creates small particles called respirable crystalline silica. Certain industries run the risk of exposure to inhalation of this respirable crystalline silica dust, which can cause serious sometimes fatal silica-related diseases such as cancer, kidney disease, and silicosis.
If you have this potential exposure and questions about the recent policy update, contact of our knowledgeable insurance brokers today.
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