Silica Safety Resources for Stone Fabricators
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Fabricantes de Encimeras y Enfermedad Pulmonar
Workers in California are getting silicosis – a deadly disease – doing stone countertop fabrication
In 2018, two California workers died at the ages of 36 and 38 from severe silicosis. Both had jobs at a stone countertop fabrication company working on engineered stone. Since then, the California Department of Public Health has learned of dozens of other workers in California who are suffering from severe or "accelerated" silicosis from their work in this industry. The California Artificial Stone and Silicosis (CASS) Project was created to promote awareness in the industry and among health care providers, so we can identify workers who are at risk and help make their workplaces safer.