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Proposed Rule Aims to Protect Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica

Proposed Rule Aims to Protect Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica Capitol Health Call Capitol Health Call Proposed Rule Aims to Protect 20% received more than $10 million in per- Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica formance rewards, which recognize sus- AproposedruleannouncedAugust23bythe tained performance beyond normal job re- Occupational Safety and Health Administra- quirements. tion (OSHA) seeks to reduce worker expo- The report also noted that the VA does suretocrystallinesilica,whichcancauselung not review the goals set by medical centers cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmo- and networks, so it does not have reason- nary disease, and kidney disease. If the rule able assurance that the goals make a clear is put in place, OSHA estimates it could save link between performance pay and physi- nearly 700 lives a year and prevent 1600 cian and dentist performance. The GAO re- new cases of silicosis annually. ported that at 4 medical centers it visited, all Airborne silica dust exposure occurs in physicians and dentists reviewed who were work involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and eligible for performance pay received it, in- crushing of concrete, brick, block, and other cluding all 5 physicians and dentists who had stone products and in work using sand prod- an action taken against them related to clini- ucts, such as glass http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Proposed Rule Aims to Protect Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica

JAMA , Volume 310 (14) – Oct 9, 2013

Proposed Rule Aims to Protect Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica

Abstract

Capitol Health Call Capitol Health Call Proposed Rule Aims to Protect 20% received more than $10 million in per- Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica formance rewards, which recognize sus- AproposedruleannouncedAugust23bythe tained performance beyond normal job re- Occupational Safety and Health Administra- quirements. tion (OSHA) seeks to reduce worker expo- The report also noted that the VA does suretocrystallinesilica,whichcancauselung not review the goals set by medical centers cancer,...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.280186
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Abstract

Capitol Health Call Capitol Health Call Proposed Rule Aims to Protect 20% received more than $10 million in per- Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica formance rewards, which recognize sus- AproposedruleannouncedAugust23bythe tained performance beyond normal job re- Occupational Safety and Health Administra- quirements. tion (OSHA) seeks to reduce worker expo- The report also noted that the VA does suretocrystallinesilica,whichcancauselung not review the goals set by medical centers cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmo- and networks, so it does not have reason- nary disease, and kidney disease. If the rule able assurance that the goals make a clear is put in place, OSHA estimates it could save link between performance pay and physi- nearly 700 lives a year and prevent 1600 cian and dentist performance. The GAO re- new cases of silicosis annually. ported that at 4 medical centers it visited, all Airborne silica dust exposure occurs in physicians and dentists reviewed who were work involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and eligible for performance pay received it, in- crushing of concrete, brick, block, and other cluding all 5 physicians and dentists who had stone products and in work using sand prod- an action taken against them related to clini- ucts, such as glass

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 9, 2013

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