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Resources to Prepare for OSHA’s Silica Rule Enforcement of OSHA’s silica


To help you choose media


rule went into effect Saturday, June 23. AFS has assembled the follow- ing resources to give metalcasters the most information possible on the new standard. Tese resources, as well as documents from OSHA, are available on the Crystalline Silica Resource page at www.afsinc.org/silica. For more information about


the silica rule, contact AFS Senior Environmental Health and Safety Technical Director Juliette Garesché at jgaresche@afsinc.org or 847-842-0181 ext. 224.


To help you understand the standard


• AFS Members-Only On-De- mand Webinar: “Countdown to Compliance Under OSHA’s Final Silica Rule”


• Final OSHA Silica Rule • Modern Casting: OSHA’s Crys- talline Silica Rule: What Should Your Foundry Be Doing Now?


• “OSHA’s Final Silica Rule: What is the Impact on Metalcasting?”


• PDF of “OSHA’s Final Silica Rule: What is the Impact on Metalcasting?”


• AFS Members Only Webinar: “Update on Respirable Silica— What You Should be Doing Now”


To help you control silica in your facility


• AFS Members Only On-De- mand Webinar: “Control of Silica Exposures—Part 1: Elements of a Program to Control Silica Expo- sures in Foundries”


• The C.A. Lawton Co. Case Study: Reducing Silica Exposures Through Engineering Controls and Work Practices


To help you find an industrial hygienist


• AFS Members Only On-De- mand Webinar: “How to Select an Industrial Hygienist and What to Expect When They Come”


• AFS Member Industrial Hygiene Companies


• Finding Assistance for Cost- Effective Sampling


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• AFS Members Only On-De- mand Webinar: “Silica Substi- tutes—What Will Work for Your Foundry?”


• Sand and Non-Silica Media Vendor List


To help you identify equipment & signage


• AFS Members Only On- Demand Webinar: “Respiratory Protection and Medical Surveil- lance for Silica”


• The 3 Most Common Styles of Respirable Samplers


• Signage for Regulated Areas During the first 30 days after the compliance deadline, OSHA said


it will offer compliance assistance to those facilities that have shown good faith effort to work to comply with the new standard. Tis essen- tially means that for the first 30 days, OSHA will have soft enforcement. Te agency also issued an interim enforcement guidance until a compli- ance directive on the new standard is finalized. Tis document is posted at www.afsinc.org/silica.


FIND ONLINE


Access all the silica documents listed here at www.afsinc.org/silica. Some of the information is only available to AFS Cor- porate Members. For more information on joining AFS, visit www.afsinc.org/join-afs.


THE AFS SILICA COMPLIANCE


TIMELINE & RESOURCES 1. Education & Research


Information on the following areas needed to achieve compliance with the new OSHA standard is available to AFS Corporate Members:


2. Silica Sampling 3. Source Control a. Identify Sources b. Investigate and Evaluate Control Options; Develop Engineering Plan c. Implement Exposure Control Plan


4. Regulated Areas and Signage a. Regulated Areas PowerPoint b. Paragraph of the Standard


5. Written Exposure Control Plan a. Identify Sources b. Written Exposure Plan


6. Silica Respiratory Protection a. Written Respirator Program b. Selecting Respirators c. Medical Evaluations & Fit Testing


7. Communicate Silica Hazards to Employees 8. Medical Considerations a. Find Qualified Physician or Licensed Health Care Provider (PLHCP) b. Medical Surveillance i. Medical Surveillance- Implementation Guide ii. Written Medical Forms iii. AFS References for OSHA Silica Standard Medical Surveillance


9. Housekeeping 10. Documentation a. Written Documents: Recordkeeping and data management b. Recordkeeping Checklist


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