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Technical Tip ular work areas where high exposures may occur. Also, the plan must include housekeeping methods for dust control. • Designate a competent person to implement the written exposure control plan in the workplace, with frequent and regular inspections to verify compliance. The competent person must be capable of identifying existing and foreseeable respirable crystalline silica hazards, and have authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate or minimize them. • Implement housekeeping methods to control and limit dust that may contain silica. This includes prohibiting any dry sweeping or brushing, and no cleaning of clothes or surfaces with compressed air. Wet sweeping or HEPAfiltered vacuuming are allowable options. • Must offer medical exams including chest X-rays and lung function tests every 3 years for workers who are required to wear a respirator for 30 or more days a year. The medical exams must be conducted by a physician or other licensed health care professional (PLHCP) whose legally permitted scope of practice allows them to independently provide these medical evaluations. Employers must make an initial baseline medical exam available within 30 days after the initial assignment to the work covered by the rule. The PLHCP provides a written medical report to the employee within 30 days that includes: the results of the exam indicating any medical condition that would increase their risk after material exposure to silica; any recommended limitations on employee’s use of respirators; recommended limits on the exposure to silica; and if there are concerns about the results of the chest X-ray where additional evaluation by a specialist is appropriate. The PLHCP must give the employer a report with much more limited information, including only the date of the exam, a statement that they have met the FREE ONSITE SHOTCRETE LEARNING SEMINARS LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOTCRETE PROCESS— FOR ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND SPECIFIERS The shotcrete process offers numerous quality, efficiency, and sustainability advantages, but proper knowledge of the process is critical to the creation of a quality specification and for the success of any specifier/owner employing the process. Arrange for an ASA Onsite Learning Seminar today! info@shotcrete.org or (248) 848-3780 32 Shotcrete • Summer 2016


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