Tools and Resources
The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) helps workers, employers, and occupational health professionals recognize and control workplace chemical hazards.
The NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM) is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.
- NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
- Silica Health Hazard Evaluations
- Best Practices for Dust Control in Coal Mining
- Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining
- Current Intelligence Bulletin: Silica Flour: Silicosis (Crystalline Silica)
- Comparison of MERV 16 and HEPA Filters for Cab Filtration of Underground Mining Equipment
- Construction Safety and Health
- Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica
- Examination of a Newly Developed Mobile Dry Scrubber (DS) for Coal Mine Dust Control Applications
- Field Evaluation of Air-blocking Shelf for Dust Control on Blasthole Drills
- Formative Research to Reduce Mine Worker Respirable Silica Dust Exposure: A Feasibility Study to Integrate Technology into Behavioral Interventions
- Hazard Control #27: New Shroud Design Controls Silica Dust From Surface Mine and Construction Blast Hole Drills – Hazard Control #27 in Spanish: En Español
- Hazard ID 1: Exposure to Silica Dust on Continuous Mining Operations Using Flooded-Bed Scrubbers
- Impact on Respirable Dust Levels When Operating a Flooded-bed Scrubber in 20-foot Cuts
- NIOSH Hazard Review: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
- Occupational Health Guideline for Amorphous Silicapdf icon
- Occupational Health Guideline for Crystalline Silicapdf icon
- Oil and Gas Extraction Program
- OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop Manufacturing, Finishing and Installation
- Preventing Silicosis and Deaths From Sandblasting
- Preventing Silicosis and Deaths in Construction Workers
- Preventing Silicosis and Deaths in Rock Driller
- Science Blogs on Silica
- Tuberculosis Topic Page
- Worker Notification Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
- Severe Silicosis in Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers — California, Colorado, Texas, and Washington, 2017–2019–Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: September 27, 2019 / 68(38);813–818.
- Surveillance for Silicosis Deaths Among Persons Aged 15–44 Years — United States, 1999–2015– Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: July 21, 2017 / 66(28);747–752.
- Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks — United Statespdf icon–Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: October 14, 2016 /63(54);73–78.
- Surveillance for Silicosis — Michigan and New Jersey, 2003–2011–Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: October 14, 2016 /63(55);73–78.
- Update: Silicosis Mortality – United States, 1999-2013–Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: June 19, 2015 /23(64);653–654.
- Silicosis Mortality Trends and New Exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica – United States, 2001-2010–Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: February 13, 2015 / 15(64);117–120.
- Notes from the Field: Silicosis in a Countertop Fabricator – Texas, 2014–Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: February 13, 2015 / 64(05);129–130.
- Working safely with natural and engineered stone products: Controlling worker exposure to silica dust during counter top manufacturing, finishing, and installation – Webinar
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Institutes of Health
- Report on Carcinogens, Fourteenth Edition, National Toxicology Program–Silica, Crystalline Quartz pdf pdf iconexternal icon
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Silica, Crystalline Topic Pageexternal icon
- A Guide To Working Safely With Silica: If It’s Not Just Dust pdf icon
- Frequently Asked Questions: Respirable Crystalline Silica Rulepdf iconexternal icon
- Helping Small Businessesexternal icon
- Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction pdfpdf iconexternal icon
- Worker Exposure to Silica during Hydraulic Fracturing pdf pdf iconexternal icon
State of California – Department of Industrial Relations
- Cal/OSHA Hazards of Silica in Construction eToolexternal icon
- Cal/OSHA Hazard Alert – To Employees and employers in the granite counter top fabrication industrypdf iconexternal icon
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
- Dry Cutting and Grinding is Risky Businesspdf iconexternal icon
- Silica Dust-Producing Tasks by Industryexternal icon
University of Washington
Safe Work Australia
International Agency for Research and Cancer (IARC)
- Arsenic, Metals, Fibres, and Dustsexternal icon
- Silica, Some Silicates, Coal Dust and para-Aramid Fibrilsexternal icon
United Kingdom, Health and Safety Executive