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Silica Plan gains backing from American Cancer Society

Silica Plan gains backing from American Cancer Society

  • Posted by: Keith Gabbard
  • Category: Abrasive Safety

The American Cancer Society has released a new study that millions could benefit from a federal proposal to limit silica exposure.

“New studies have also shown that excess lung mortality occurs in silica-exposed workers who do not have silicosis and who do not smoke,” says the article, by Kyle Steenland, PhD, and Elizabeth Ward, PhD.

The article reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica would drastically reduce deaths from silicosis and lung cancer.

This proposal is expected to affect the coating, construction and abrasive blasting industries.

Original article posted here: http://www.paintsquare.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=10685

Keith Gabbard
Author: Keith Gabbard
Keith Gabbard has been helping blast shops and industrial painting contractors for almost 40 years and he understands the keys to improving blasting systems that can make a huge difference in your performance and profits.