Silica Dust: What Can Workers Do to Prevent Silicosis? Mobile App
Silica is a common element that comes in two forms – non-crystalline and crystalline silica.
How does it work?
Drilling and working with crystalline silica can lead in inhalation of silica dust, which is dangerous as silica exposure can cause serious health issues.
Every year, more than 250 workers in the United States die with silicosis, an incurable, progressive lung disease caused by overexposure to dust containing silica. Hundreds more become disabled by this disease. Every one of these cases is an unnecessary tragedy, because silicosis is absolutely preventable.
The Silica Dust: What Can Workers Do to Prevent Silicosis? mobile app provides some examples for workers to help prevent silicosis. It covers important information about exposure so that workers can better prepare before working with silica, for the sake of their safety and health.
Train workers with this easy-to-follow app. This is a handy occupational safety and health resource to have on hand.