Helping Address Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Dust Limits

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Plant Professionals® — Partners in Safety & Compliance

Plant Professionals® supports site efforts in addressing airborne dust to help lower Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust exposure and in offering plant assessments and practical solutions to reach regulatory standards.

Due to MSHA’s final ruling on Respirable Silica Dust published in April 2024, many have been asking for industry support to help minimize silica dust exposure at their sites and facilities. Plant Professionals® is here to help.

Technical Assessments, Personnel Training, & Recommended Solutions

Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust WorkerPlant Professionals® provides support services to help identify areas where exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust could be a problem. P2 offers technical assessments, personnel training, and recommended solutions to combat RCS dust.

  1. Technical Assessments
    During our walkdown at your facility, our Plant Professionals® team will conduct a thorough technical assessment to determine sources of airborne RCS dust exposure. We provide a confidential report that will assess your current system identifying areas where RCS exposure could be a concern and recommending solutions to address those areas.
  2. Personnel Training
    Our team can provide skill development and training for your personnel on how to recognize risks associated with silica dust and how to take necessary actions to mitigate such risks.
  3. Recommended Solutions
    Following our site visit, we compile our findings and offer workable recommendations for dust reduction, such as integrating containment, suppression, and collection technology along with a review of operation and maintenance practices that will help your facility to be better prepared to comply with MSHA regulations for dust and silica.

Areas of Expertise

  • Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Dust Assessments
  • MSHA/OSHA Environmental Compliance
  • Safety Enhancement Programs
  • Silica Dust Reduction Programs
  • Risk Assessment
  • Asset Preservation
  • Workforce Culture Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Operation Cost Reduction

Silica Dust Reduction Programs

Mining Inspectors

We understand that many plants lack the manpower, resources, or experience necessary to set up procedures and plans to ensure regulatory compliance. For this reason, Plant Professionals created silica dust reduction programs that support plant efforts to maintain work environments.

Our highly qualified Assessment Teams will partner with you to offer workable solutions ensuring success in management of airborne Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust.

Plant Professionals® – Partners in Safety & Compliance
A Division of Benetech, Inc.

Andy Hunter, Director of Plant Professionals®
800-843-2625, ext. 220


Plant Professionals® Literature

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Fact Sheet - MSHA Silica Dust Initiative (P2)Download