Silica Dust-Producing Tasks by Industry


Highway and Road Construction/Repair
Examples of Silica-Dust Producing Tasks
  • Asphalt milling
  • Clean-up
  • Concrete milling
  • Concrete sawing
  • Dowel drilling
  • Jackhammer operating
  • Scabbling/Scarifying

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Masonry Work/Repair
Examples of Silica-Dust Producing Tasks
  • Concrete work (dry cutting, grinding, polishing, drilling, finishing)
  • Brick laying
  • Chipping
  • Chiseling
  • Crushing
  • Needle gunning
  • Paver installation
  • Roofing
  • Dry sawing
  • Stucco repair/removal
  • Terrazzo work
  • Tile installation
  • Tuck-pointing

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Dental Laboratories
Examples of Silica-Dust Producing Tasks
  • Casting investment mixing /breaking
  • Sandblasting
  • Porcelain grinding/polishing
  • Clean-up
  • Dust collector maintenance

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Other Dusty Tasks and Industries
Examples of Silica-Dust Producing Tasks
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Stone cutting
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Granite counter top installation
  • Ceramics
  • Clay and pottery manufacturing
  • Sandblasting
  • Excavation work
  • Demolition work
  • Tool cleaning using abrasives

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Last Reviewed: 9/20/2016