Dealing with the N95 shortage. In these unprecedented times of COVID-19, the industrial worker is finding it more difficult to access disposable N95 respirators. OSHA has recognized that and has issued an enforcement memo regarding the use of the disposable N95 respirator to make it feasible and flexible for employers to still keep their workers protected during this time of shortage.
Silica, present in concrete dust, is a hazardous material and is the focus of the new OSHA regulation 1926.1153. This information is an overview of the new updated standard. This regulation has a compliance date for general construction by September 23, 2017. The new OSHA respirable crystalline silica dust regulation offers several options for compliance and we want to help you understand those options.