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Silica & Slab Safety, powered by the Natural Stone Institute
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The Silica Safety Coalition is dedicated to promoting safe, wet processing technology in stone-cutting facilities while prioritizing compliance with OSHA air monitoring standards and other silica rules. Safety is our unwavering commitment.

Responsible stone professionals prioritize worker safety by prohibiting all dry-cutting practices, including grinding and polishing, which pose serious risks to stone fabricators.  The use of water during stone fabrication is a highly effective and proven control methodology.

Fabrication employers who provide effective employee training, conduct air monitoring to assess employee exposure, implement engineering controls, and robust housekeeping, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and medical surveillance in compliance with OSHA and other regulations prevent Silicosis and keep employees safe and healthy.