As you read this essay, your metalcasting operation may be failing to comply with new OSHA standards for crystalline silica.  OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1053 took effect on June 23, 2016, and focuses on respirable crystalline silica (quartz, cristobalite, tridymite). It sets extremely stringent guidelines for businesses that work with those materials, including foundries, of course, but also glass factories, brick factories, and more. A separate standard was approved and instituted to ...

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