Silica is a common mineral found in materials we use for roads, buildings, and sidewalks. Exposures to silica dust can occur when cutting, drilling or crushing concrete, brick, or stone.
Strong evidence shows that exposure to silica dust at the current permissible limits can still lead to silicosis and lung cancer.
|REQUIREMENTS||HOW HERC RENTALS CAN HELP|
|Create Written Exposure Control Plans||Herc Rentals can provide exposure control plan templates for the most common work site applications|
|Train Your Team||Contact your local Herc Rentals sales representative to lead hands-on equipment training with your team|
|Designate a Key Competent Person||Our training team can partner with your site supervisor to ensure they are fully aware of the new standard and its requirements|
|Keep Training Records||We’ll maintain written records of trainings that we complete for your team|
|Limit Housekeeping Practices||Sweeping can unnecessarily expose workers to silica dust. Herc Rentals has the vacuum systems needed to safely collect and contain dust.|