Silicosis Injury about Workers at Risk

Persons engaged in chipping, hammering, crushing, loading and transporting rock products

Persons involved in the sandblasting of buildings or old oilfield equipment involving concrete or other materials

Persons who extensively saw, hammer, drill, grind, chip, or work with concrete or other rock substances

Persons involved in the shipbuilding industry

Miners, both surface and underground

Railroad workers

Glass manufacturing

Welders and grinders

Foundry workers ( mold shake-outs or knockouts, sand screening, sand recovery, conveying, grinding, etc.),

Cement, stone, clay, brick and glass production industries are at risk.

Manufacture of paints

Plastics Industry,

Makers of soaps, and detergents also produce silica dust.

Construction workers

Basically any type of work that involves the creation of large dust clouds containing silica can be hazardous. Silica dust may be invisible to the naked eye and is very light and often remains airborne for long periods. If a single worker is diagnosed with silicosis, his co-workers are at high risk of developing silicosis.

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