Presco is quick to help the American worker stay safe and when OSHA makes a new ruling we do what we can to help design new products to enforce that safety. OSHA’s new Crystalline Silica ruling will take effect June of 2017 and we have designed a barricade tape to help mark the perimeter of those dangerous zones and help remind the workers to equip themselves with the proper safety gear.
Barricade Tape Info:
- Economical, disposable marking solution
- 3″ width
- 1000′ in length
- Available in 2 and 3 mil material thickness
- Red tape with Black ink
- Legend designed to remind workers of silica dangers
What is Crystalline Silica?
Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is found in materials that we see every day in roads, buildings, and sidewalks. It is a common component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Exposure to the crystalline silica takes place once, cutting, sawing, drilling and crushing of certain materials.
What are the health effects of Crystalline Silica?
Workers who inhale very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious — and often deadly — silica-related diseases. These tiny particles (known as “respirable” particles) can penetrate deep into workers’ lungs and cause silicosis, an incurable and sometimes fatal lung disease. Crystalline silica exposure also puts workers at risk for developing lung cancer, other potentially debilitating respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. Approximately 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica at work.
OSHA is also offering a free On-site consultation program to help small and medium size businesses identify workplace hazards and provide advice on compliance. This free consultation service is separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. For more information, call 1-800-321-OSHA or click here.
Call your Presco Customer Service representative at 800.527.3295 now to place your very first order of Crystalline Silica Danger tape.