If you are in the stone fabrication business, you are creating airborne silica. Its not a question of whether you or your employees are breathing it.
The question is whether the levels are safe for you and your staff and whether they are below the OSHA PEL (permissible exposure levels).
In this episode of the Fab Lab Podcast, we hear from Mark Meriaux from the Natural Stone Institute on changes to OSHA and what it means for you as a shop owner as well as what you can do to minimize the risk to your employees as well as the risk to your company.
Its sobering but good stuff.
Natural Stone Institute Safety Page: https://www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/safety/
Natural Stone Institute Silica Page: https://www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/silica/
Natural Stone University (online learning platform) with free safety courses: www.uofstone.com