Job Task Name

Grind or cut tiles, stones, concrete, bricks, or terrazzo

Comments

High exposure jobs to silica in the construction industry: concrete repairman, concrete blaster, concrete driller and grinder, terrazzo worker, pile-top crusher, natural stone worker, recess miller, tuck pointer (removing mortar between bricks), rubble cleaner, recess cutter, and demolition worker; [PMID: 17409183] Highest exposures occur from abrasive blasting, surface and tuckpoint grinding, jackhammers, and rock drills. [PMID: 16464818] Concrete grinding is performed by cement masons, concrete finishers, and other construction workers (general laborers, brick masons, block masons, stonemasons, carpet/floor installers, drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and stucco masons). [PMID 21058155]

Job Task Category

Construction

Reference Link

OSHA: Controlling Silica Exposures in Construction

Exposed To

Minerals

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