KENTUCKY (10/27/16) — In recent decades, much has been done to improve workplace safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration instituted one such effort by requiring protective equipment to be used in the workplace.
That resolution aimed to limit silica dust inhalation, which can increase workers’ risk for a potentially harmful disease known as silicosis.
A lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica, silicosis mostly affects workers in the mining and glass manufacturing industries. People who work in foundries may also be vulnerable to silicosis. Understanding silicosis and its potential side effects can help workers protect themselves against this diseases that the American Lung Association notes accounts for more than 100 deaths per year in the United States alone. Read more
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