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Silica Dust Exposure SWMS

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Silica Dust Exposure SWMS

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Silica Dust Exposure

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WORK ACTIVITIES

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5.Suppression of RCS

Hazards Present

  • Inhalation of silica dust

Risk Control Measures

  • Use water sprays and/or dust suppressants
  • Ground workers – Wear eye and respiratory protection – Respirator with at least P1 filtration – fit-tested to worker if half or full-face mask is used
  • Wear disposable or washable protective clothing
  • Job rotation

Powered mobile plant operation:

  • Isolate machine operators – must stay inside an enclosed cab with the doors and windows closed while work is in progress
  • When operators rely on enclosed cabs for protection against silica dust, the cab must:
    • Be well-sealed and well-ventilated
    • Have door jambs, window grooves, power line entries and other joints that work properly and are tightly sealed
    • Have heating and air conditioning, so that operators can keep windows and doors closed
    • Use an intake air filter with a minimum MERV16 rating (at least 95 percent efficient in the 0.3-10.0 µm range)
    • Be kept free from settled dust by regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent dust from become airborne inside the enclosure.
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Hazards Present

  • Inhalation of silica dust

Risk Control Measures

  • Use water sprays and/or dust suppressants
  • Ground workers – Wear eye and respiratory protection – Respirator with at least P1 filtration – fit-tested to worker if half or full-face mask is used
  • Wear disposable or washable protective clothing
  • Job rotation

Powered mobile plant operation:

  • Isolate machine operators – must stay inside an enclosed cab with the doors and windows closed while work is in progress
  • When operators rely on enclosed cabs for protection against silica dust, the cab must:
    • Be well-sealed and well-ventilated
    • Have door jambs, window grooves, power line entries and other joints that work properly and are tightly sealed
    • Have heating and air conditioning, so that operators can keep windows and doors closed
    • Use an intake air filter with a minimum MERV16 rating (at least 95 percent efficient in the 0.3-10.0 µm range)
    • Be kept free from settled dust by regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent dust from become airborne inside the enclosure.

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