By James L. Curtis, Jeryl L. Olson, and Craig B. Simonsen

Is respirable silica the “new” asbestos-like hazard for workplace exposure? OSHA and Canada appear to think so.

OSHA, along with its sister agency, NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), have recently posted a “hazard alert” for Worker Exposure to Silica during Hydraulic Fracturing.  In

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