5 pages The topic is the new OSHA silica standard


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The optional paper can count up to 50 points (assuming a perfect score) toward your average. These are not bonus points. The topic is the new OSHA silica standard 29 CFR 1910.1053 (GI) & 29 CFR 1926.1153 (Construction). Writing up to five complete double-spaced pages are credited for a maximum score of 10 points a page (50 points maximum toward the average). References must be peer-reviewed research papers, OSHA standards, NIOSH publications, other CDC publications, ACGIH, etc. All text must be paraphrased (NO QUOTES). All paraphrased statements must be cited with a reference. The references should be listed in order of appearance at the end of the paper in a proper format. The reference page does not count towards the total of pages.

Paper should be Microsoft Word documents and submitted electronically by email before the deadline.

Zero scores are the result of not following the guidelines.

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New OSHA Silica Standard




The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued
an ultimate rule and policy on respirable on Mach 25th 2016. A clause in the new OSHA law
was updated regulations which was well-known more than four decades ago and introduced a
requirement for decreasing a worker’s exposure to days were due to silica standard then. The
paper will focus on these two OSHA standards rules which were written for construction (29
CFR 1910), general industry (29 CFR 1053) and maritime (29 CFR. 1153). The new OSHA rule
influences close to 2 million construction workers and 300,000 workers in the general industry
and maritime sectors. Crystalline Silica is a chemical compound of silicon dioxide (SiO2) which
is 100 times smaller than the ordinary sand found on a beach. Crystalline silica is commonly
found at the fracking sites and most construction and mining sites, and they have an adverse
impact on the health of the workers found at the mentioned sites. Typically, the establishment of
the new OSHA silica standards coupled with the knowledge and understanding of exposure
control methods and medical surveillance needs is a major step in improving the health and
safety conditions of the construction workers.
The new standard given by the OSHA decide that is associated with the allowable
introduction confine (PEL) for the building and developments industry to the NIOSH proposed
border which is 50 μg/m3 and is as of now executed by different European nations. According to
OSHA arguments, the new PEL is to prevent hundreds of deaths and illnesses related to silica
exposure each year.
Key Provisions of the New OSHA rule.

Measuring and Controlling Exposure
According to the new OSHA rule, the employers are supposed to make sure that their

various employees are not in any way exposed to silica above the Permissible Exposure Limit



(PEL). The discussed below are the three approaches and organization can selec...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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