Monumental Monument Challenges: Operating a monument company can present some unique hazards – potential for silicosis, hearing loss and, lifting heavy objects also presents unique musculoskeletal hazards – but is your facility also in compliance with OSHA? OSHA can reach $70,000 or more.
Certified Safety Training, the official compliance provider to the Monument Builders of North America, developed the following checklist to ensure your monument or stone cutting company is safe and in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA Housekeeping Activities for Silica Safety
Good housekeeping is an important part of a silica exposure control plan. OSHA's respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry - 29 CFR 1926.1153 - paragraph (f) states:
OSHA Medical Surveillance for Monument Companies
OSHA's respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry - 29 CFR 1926.1153 - paragraph (h) Medical surveillance states: