Slab Silica Safety Resources

General Information on Silica In Countertop Fabrication

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") has identified exposure to respirable crystalline silica as a health hazard to workers involved in fabricating, finishing, and installing stone countertop products. This hazard can be mitigated with simple and effective dust controls including wet cutting, dust collection methods,and use of appropriate respiratory protection. We encourage you to review the below resources created by OSHA and the Natural Stone Institute for additional information on reducing silica exposure in countertop fabrication. We also encourage you to review MSI's Safety Data Sheets linked here and MSI on-product warnings for further information. MSI is a proud Safety Committee Sponsor of Natural Stone Institute.