Approximately 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica at work. Respirable crystalline silica is created when cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling and crushing stone, rock, concrete and brick. Workers who inhale these crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including silicosis (an incurable lung disease), lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease.
MSA is advising all MSA Gravity Welder Harness customers to immediately stop use of affected MSA Gravity Welder Harnesses produced from July 2015 through and including January 2018. The harnesses are to be removed from service, marked “UNUSABLE” and destroyed.
MSA will replace recalled harnesses free of charge.
Click below to download more information about which specific harnesses are being recalled, and the MSA Gravity Welder Harness Replacement Form:
The weather in Philadelphia is still pretty cold and wet. This week's Toolbox Talk talks about weather-related falls, and gives ten tips on how to avoid them.
This week’s Toolbox Talk is part of GBCA’s collaboration with OSHA’s Focus Four Campaign. Over the next 4 months, we’ll be featuring Toolbox Talks with tips to prevent each of the Focus Four Hazards. February will focus on fall hazards.