Silica - R. Taylor

Silica

At the March Health and Safety meeting, we discussed the topic of silica in the workplace.  Silica is one of the most common elements on earth, but is considered a Group 1 carcinogen in humans.  Continued long-term exposure can be dangerous to one’s health, and can lead to the development of silicosis.  Some examples of professions that are susceptible to exposure include construction, mining, sandblasting, masonry, and demolition.  The use of less-hazardous substances, proper personal protective equipment, workplace maintenance, and mitigative measures can limit exposure to silica.

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Head Office – Edmonton
17331 – 107th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E5

Phone: (780) 484-3377
Fax: (780) 484-5093

Calgary Office
427 Manitou Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2

Phone: (403) 452-1820
Fax: (403) 984-8803

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