Dear Mining Industry Professionals,
I am working in Occupational Health and Safety field, specifically in mining and quarrying.
I'm happy to share the news about occupational dust-related diseases like silicosis, "black lung" etc. along with regulations and recommendations to protect workers from dust exposure.
Here is the first article about respirable crystalline silica regulations update.
OSHA developed the guidance to employers and employees regarding final rule regulating occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in general industry. 81 Fed. Reg. 16286. "OSHA noted that the use of clothes-cleaning booths would be permitted because although such booths use compressed air to clean clothes, the dust is “blown out of the employee’s breathing zone and is captured by a filter.” 81 Fed. Reg. at 16797."