The Aggregates Industry should prepare itself for MSHA's emphasis on Health Surveys. They are going to be targetting silica, asbestos, welding fumes, and noise. A misunderstanding of the requirement of 56.5002 ( Exposure monitoring. gas, mist, and fume surveys shall be conducted as frequently as necessary to determine the adequacy of control measures.) by companies has led many firms to rely on MSHA to do their dust monitoring as necessary. The responsibility for testing is the Production Operator's. Failure to do the momitoring will result in serious citations for failure tocomply with the Standard! MSHA's dust monitoring is to produce numbers allowing the inspector to issue citations for over-exposure to dust noise or fumes.
Basically your choices are: 1- contact an IH firm 2- buy monitoring equipment and learn to do surveys, or 3- call $afepro at 828-766-6611 or email us at fadkins@safeproinc.com and we can arrange for our associates to do your health surveys expertly and at a reasonable cost. It will cost less than Health fines!