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OSHA Info Center

Respirable crystalline silica (quartz) can cause silicosis and other health effects. The U.S. Government Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are excellent sources for up-to-date information and standards to help you and/or your employees learn how to work safely with crystalline silica. Select the links below to obtain further information.

OSHA The Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA-NIOSH Hazard Alert

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health Silicosis Prevention

Also, you may download the following articles from U.S. Silica:

U.S. Silica Safety Data Sheets: