A particle also known as “crystalline silica” and “quartz” that when inhaled can lead to silicosis—a disease of the lungs—and cancer. High-risk jobs requiring protective measures against silica dust include abrasive blasting, foundry work, stone cutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling, among others.Back to the glossary
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“Now I’m paying my workers for when they actually worked. We save $50,000 a year, maybe more.”
- Mike Cooper,
Cooper Drywall, Knoxville, TN