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Health risks for countertop workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH) have published important documents that provide information on exposures from stone countertops and related health risks. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Notes from the Field: Silicosis in a Countertop Fabricator presents case findings, and OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop Manufacturing, Finishing, and Installation provides facts and guidance.
Notes from the Field: Silicosis in a Countertop Fabricator — Texas, 2014
Gary K. Friedman, MD, Robert Harrison, MD, Heidi Bojes, PhD, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:129-30

OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during  Countertop Manufacturing, Finishing and Installation.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-106/

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