Mining Product: Infographics: Helping Mines Control Respirable Silica Dust

Original creation date: October 2017

Reference - October 2017

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Exposure to respirable silica dust can be hazardous, and over time, it can lead to lung disease. However, there are simple, quick-fix measures you can take now to reduce your exposure. This set of dust exposure infographics presents four methods to work safer around silica dust.

The individual PDFs are available via the links below, or you can use the link in the Reference section to download the set in a ZIP file.

Authors: EJ Haas, AB Cecala, NM Ortiz, J Patts

A split image of a worker shows his left side before using the clothes cleaning booth, with clothes that are covered with visible dust. The right side of the split image shows the worker after using the clothes cleaning technology, with no visible dust on his work clothes.
Reference - October 2017

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


Page last reviewed: 10/25/2017 Page last updated: 10/20/2017