In a harbinger of things to come, OSHA recently released comprehensive guidance on controlling silica exposures in construction.  The document is over 70 pages and details control methods for a variety of operations in construction, including:

  • Stationary masonry saws
  • Handheld masonry saws
  • Hand-operated grinders
  • Tuckpointing/mortar removal
  • Jackhammers
  • Rotary hammers and similar tools
  • Vehicle-mounted rock drilling