Martin Mechanical is committed to a safe work environment for our employees everyday on every job. With a strong safety record, Marting Mechanical is able to keep insurance cost low and pass those savings to our customers. This is completed by...
...Continous Safety Training for all employees
...Open line of Communication between management and field
...Proper Equipment and inspections
Tool Box Talk
Topic: Silica - Hand-Held & Walk Behind Masonry Saw Week of February 1, 2021
PRIMARY POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS
> SILICOSIS (Lung Disease - Inflammation and Scarring in the lungs)
> LUNG CANCER (Malignant Lung Tumor(s))
PRIMARY EXPOSURES FOR MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTIONS WORKERS
> Cutting/boring into concrete
SAFE WORK PRACTICES
> Wear a suitable respirator unless your company's Competent Person for silica informs you that overexposure will
not occur without respiratory protection.
> Before using any respirator, be sure you have the appropriate medical clearance, fit test, and respiratory protection
> Make sure that the saw you'll be using is working properly.
> Be sure to use only sharp saw blades made for cutting concrete.
> Use saws with integrated water delivery systems.
> Check to be sure that the water supply is being applied directly to the cutting surface.
> Confirm that the water flow rate is strong enough to adequately minimize visible dust emisions.
> Carefully follow the saw manufacturer's instructions to ensure that you are minimizing dust emissions as much as
> If you have any questions or concerns about silica, immediately check with your company's Competent Person for
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