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Silica in the Oilfield

How to Prevent Health Risks Posed by Crystalline Silica Exposure

Hosted by ASSE Colorado Chapter and The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, this full day seminar provides attendees with a comprehensive view of the health risks posed by silica, enterprise liabilities and a wide range of solutions to minimize the crystalline silica exposure during fracking operations.

Agenda topics include:

  • Historical perspective of NIOSH efforts toward silica exposure assessment during hydraulic fracturing operations;
  • OSHA regulatory update;
  • Enterprise future liability and legal aspects;
  • Silica hierarchy control methods; 
  • Crystalline silica exposure assessment methods; and
  • Laboratory aspects of the crystalline silica samples analysis.

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