Are you aware that the NTCA website has a Position Statement Library (formerly known as the Consensus Document Library) at your disposal? To visit this growing resource, enter https://bit.ly/2NKhuxN in your browser or click the Education & Certification link at www.tile-assn.com and scroll down to NTCA Position Statement Library.
This new resource puts critical documents at your fingertips, including position statements and white papers on a range of industry issues on underlayments and subfloors, tile assemblies and grout joints, and types of tile. More papers will be added as they become available.
There’s a continually expanding list of papers and documents in the library, but the ones we want to draw your attention to are the documents that make up the Silica Exposure Control Plan. The recent OSHA ruling on respirable crystalline silica has marked a sea of change in the way many contractors do business in order to meet these new government requirements and ensure safe use of silica-containing materials for themselves and their employees.
The Silica Exposure Control Plan includes the following informational and compliance-oriented documents and resources:
Silica Exposure Control Plan:
- Respirable Crystalline Silica
- OSHA Silica Compliance Overview
- Silica Exposure Plan
- OSHA Silica Compliance Guide
- Silica Compliance Checklist
- Silica Written Exposure Plan
Visit the NTCA Position Statement Library and view the Silica Exposure Control Plan documents. In the spirit of education and information sharing, NTCA offers this resource as a free service on its association website. Take a look today!