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Mining Resources for Construction

The CPWR-NIOSH Construction & Mining Work Group focuses on identifying where construction research can further mine safety and areas where mining research can benefit the construction industry. 

The following are new resources developed in partnership with this Work Group and with input from OSHA and representatives from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers that can be used in both industry sectors to raise awareness of silica hazards and prevention measures when using heavy equipment and working in enclosed cabs.

  • New – Resources to prevent silica exposure in enclosed cabs
    • Hazard Alert – Protect Workers from Silica Dust: Working in an Enclosed Cab — available in English and Spanish (printed pocket size cards available by emailing [email protected])
    • Toolbox Talk – Prevent Exposure: Silica Dust in Enclosed Cabs — available in English and Spanish
    • Dealer/Rental Fact Sheet – Heavy Equipment with Enclosed Cabs: Do Your Customers Need to Comply with OSHA’s Silica or MSHA’s Dust Standards?  A new product designed to help those renting or selling equipment understand the requirements in the OSHA and MSHA standards so they can best advise their customers. Available in English and Spanish

The following resources developed by NIOSH’s Mining Division have potential application in the construction industry: