Silica Safety

LATICRETE cares about silica safety

At LATICRETE, you can breathe easier knowing that many of our products are made with you in mind.

 

Did You Know?

  • About 2 million workers are currently exposed to respirable crystalline silica in construction workplaces
  • Over 640,000 of these workers are estimated to be exposed to silica levels that exceed OSHA’s proposed permissible exposure limit (PEL)

Process Solutions

  • Use engineering controls such as blasting cabinets and local exhaust ventilation to contain/remove respirable contaminates
  • Avoid using compressed air for cleaning surfaces
  • Use water sprays, wet methods for cutting, chipping, drilling, sawing, grinding, etc.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke near crystalline silica dust
  • Wash hands and face before eating, drinking or smoking away from exposure area

Product Solutions

  • Find out more about LATICRETE products that contain no respirable crystalline silica levels that exceed the OSHA action level* 

Resources

 

Learn how to protect workers from silica hazards in this video by the U.S. Department of Labor. Plus find several other helpful videos on their YouTube channel.