As reported in previous ACA newsletters, Occupational Health and Safety has identified a potential issue of occupational exposure to crystalline silica for many trades on many building sites. While you may think this does not affect you, OHS exposure studies have shown that secondary exposure affects most trades on a jobsite. For some time, an ad hoc committee of ACA has been developing a draft code of practice, which has now been reviewed by ACA’s Safety / WCB Committee.
The Committee would like comment from the broad ACA membership on the draft Code of Practice. Once the Code of Practice is acceptable among members, then the Committee will seek expert input to develop proposed controls.
Please review the attached 2 documents. We’d like your comments, and your willingness to provide expert input on controls, to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 4.