1. Is there silica in the workplace that can be released into the workplace air?
2. If "yes", have you made a written determination that states whether any employee may be exposed to airborne concentrations of silica?
a. Any information, observations, or calculations that would indicate employee exposure?
b. If employees are exposed to toxic material, statement that exposure is at or above the Permissible Exposure Limit for crystalline quartz?
c. Any employee complaints of symptoms attributable to exposures? If "yes", go to symptoms list.
d. Date of determination, work being performed, location within the worksite, identification of employees possibly exposed?
e. Any concentration measurements (area or personal) taken?
f. Any comments from medical examinations that may point to possible exposures?
4. Is there any reasonable possibility of any employee being exposed above the Permissible Exposure Limit according to the written determination?
5. If "yes", have you measured the exposure of the employee (s) most likely to have the greatest exposure (maximum risk employees)?
6. If "no", have you repeated Step 2 and succeeding steps each time there has been a change in production, process, or control measures that could result in an increase in airborne concentrations of any material in Step 2?
a. Identified all employees so exposed?
b. Sampled those employees so identified?
c. Classified all employees according to noncompliance exposure, possible overexposure, or compliance exposure?
a. Re sampled employees with noncompliance exposures within 1 month and decided whether controls are to be instituted?
b. Re sampled employees with possible overexposures within 2 months and reclassified them if appropriate?
c. Re sampled employees with compliance exposures every 2 months (or if changes occurred in the operation) and reclassified them if appropriate?
9. Have employees with exposures exceeding Federal standards been informed?
10.Have all employee exposure measurements been properly recorded and filed?
11. Have you instituted appropriate controls for those exposed employees needing them?