Over time, workplace dust can be deadly when it contains hazards such as crystalline silica. To protect respiratory health, it’s vital to minimize exposure.
The law requires employers to monitor the concentration of crystalline silica when it is likely to be present and to share information with employees on areas of risk and measures for protection.
This information is not only for employees who work in and around the dust. Other employees also need to know how to avoid the dusty areas so as not to enter them without proper safety equipment.
If any employees are concerned about what they or their coworkers are inhaling on the job, this toolbox talk will literally help clear the air and let everyone breathe easier.
Make It Personal: Show workers where to find respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) and give a refresher on how to use it.
Looking for tips on how to give a talk? Check out this blog post.