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HEALTH & SAFETY SECTION

OSHA's Silica Rule

NAPA has developed
guidance on exposure
control plans for road
construction crews
and businesses, and
additional guidance is
being developed for
asphalt pavement mixture
production facilities.

can reduce exposure levels to below
the PEL. It is even better if exposure
levels can be reduced to below the
Action Level.

Competent Person and Plan
As with the Construction Standard,
a written Silica Exposure Control
Plan is required under the General
Industry Standard. As identified in
29 CFR §1910.1053(f)
(2), Written Exposure Control Plan:
"(i) The employer shall establish
and implement a written
exposure control plan that
contains at least the following

CPWR - The Center
for Construction
Research and Training
Construction Solutions and
Exposure Control Database
The Construction Solutions
database, developed by CPWR
- The Center for Construction
Research and Training, provides access to comprehensive
information on evidence-based practices and technologies
that reduce worker exposure to occupational safety and health
hazards (www.cpwrconstructionsolutions.org). This database
organizes solutions by line of work, task, and hazard, which
are given priority according to the hierarchy of controls.
Each solution provides a detailed description of the hazard(s)
involved, as well as methods to reduce risk and recommended
commercially available solutions (tools, PPE, etc.). Users
are also provided with links to manufacturers' websites for
further information.
CPWR is also in the process of developing the Exposure
Control Database (ECD). This database will assist in predicting
construction worker exposure to four major jobsite hazards
including silica, welding fumes, noise, and lead. The ECD
will plot the predicted exposure against relevant occupational
exposure limits such as the OSHA PEL, NIOSH REL, and/or
ACGIH TLV, supplemented with graphical displays. The ECD will
primarily be populated with objective exposure data gathered
from reliable sources such as peer-reviewed literature and
government reports.

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elements: (A) A description of
the tasks in the workplace that
involve exposure to respirable
crystalline silica; (B) A
description of the engineering
controls, work practices, and
respiratory protection used to
limit employee exposure to
respirable crystalline silica for
each task; and (C) A description
of the housekeeping measures
used to limit employee exposure
to respirable crystalline silica."
NAPA has developed guidance
on exposure control plans for road
construction crews and businesses,
and additional guidance is being
developed for asphalt pavement
mixture production facilities.
The General Industry and
Construction standards differ,
however, on the requirement to
designate a Competent Person
(CP) to oversee a company's Silica
Rule obligations.
Under the Construction Standard,
a designated CP is required to
implement the company's exposure
control plan. Although such a
position is not explicitly required
under the General Industry
Standard, NAPA suggests that
employers consider designating a CP
to assist with compliance obligations
at the production facility under the
General Industry Standard.

Conclusion
For information regarding all
aspects of compliance with the Silica
Rule, including all of the documents
mentioned in this article, NAPA has
published a Silica Rule microsite
at www.AsphaltPavement.org/Silica
with links to guidance, training
materials, and other helpful
resources. AP
Howard Marks, Ph.D., J.D., MPH is
Vice President for Environment, Health
& Safety at the National Asphalt
Pavement Association. Contact him at
HMarks@AsphaltPavement.org.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2017

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Back to Basics: The Next Steps
Training for Safety
OSHA’s Silica Rule
How to Improve Safety Climate
Beyond the Horizon
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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