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Housekeeping Practices

The employer shall not allow dry sweeping or dry brushing where such activity could contribute to employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica unless wet sweeping, HEPA-filtered vacuuming or other methods that minimize the likelihood of exposure are not feasible.

The employer shall not allow compressed air to be used to clean clothing or surfaces where such activity could contribute to employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica unless:

  1. The compressed air is used in conjunction with a ventilation system that effectively captures the dust cloud created by the compressed air; or
  2. No alternative method is feasible.