OSHA’s Silica Rule

About 2 million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in over 600,000 workplaces. OSHA estimates that more than 840,000 of these workers are exposed to silica levels that exceed the new permissible exposure limit (PEL). Exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause kidney disease, silicosis, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. Here is…

Impact of Emerging Technology on Equipment

Companies are becoming increasingly reliant on emerging technologies. Data centers are increasingly vital to business operations. Complex, digitally controlled, remotely operated machinery is replacing much of the manual operator control equipment. This rapidly evolving technology means new risks for businesses. While the term “equipment” once primarily referred to boilers, today’s equipment is more complex, and is controlled…