As OSHA is cracking down on silica exposure, a great guide has been posted called “Silica Table 1”, which will help minimize the respirable dust produced during cutting operations on materials containing silica.
In terms of cutting outside of a project building, wet method cutting will be a simple way to reduce silica dust.
The worker pictured here is observed wearing eye protection and utilizing a saw that is constantly fed water. Common materials that contain silica include: concrete, graphite, mica, mineral products, and pavement.
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