GMP 2014

President's Message

“The old standards applied by OSHA are out of date and fail to provide adequate protection to those exposed to silica. OSHA has finally completed and proposed new silica standards, which will reduce – but not eliminate – illnesses and death from exposure to silica.”

Osha Proposes New Silica Exposure Limits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is charged with the responsibility to safeguard the American workplace. With respect to protecting against the health hazards of crystalline silica in the workplace, OSHA has been enforcing a forty year old safety standard for permissible exposure limits (PELs) for silica. Silica is a serious workplace health risk and silica exposure continues to present a health threat to American workers, including members of the GMP working in foundries, glass plants and cement product facilities. Silica exposure can result in silicosis, a lung disease that can be disabling and potentially fatal. Additionally, silica has been classified as a human carcinogen, representing a cancer threat to those working with it.

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