The UC Davis Medical Surveillance Program provides medical surveillance for Silica exposure that comply with both General Industry and Construction standards.
Required screening components include:
- Physical Exam
- Medical History with special focus on
- Respiratory conditions
- Chest x-ray (single, PA view with B reading)
- TB testing
**Exams are repeated at least every three years**
Construction Industry standards:
General Industry Standards:
Cal/OSHA's new permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica of 0.05 milligrams per cubic meter (0.05 mg/M3), found in Title 8 section 5155, Table AC-1, went into effect on October 17, 2016. In addition, employers must continue to meet the requirements of Title 8 section 1530.1 to control employee exposures to dust created by operations conducted on concrete or masonry materials.
For more information please reference Cal/OSHA's FAQ regarding the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction