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#1 bciskepottery

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:12 PM

FYI, new regulations on silica dust have been issued . . .

http://www.nytimes.c...t-exposure.html

#2 Frederik-W

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:46 PM

There is no reason for potters to get paranoid.

A bit of common sense is all that is necessary regarding dust.

We have dwelled on this topic before.

 

The workers that are affected are primarily those in construction (90%)

"... during work with stone, concrete, brick or mortar. It can occur during sawing, grinding and drilling and is common in glass manufacturing and sand blasting".

 

Furthermore the rules are just a proposal at this stage. In the USA.

 

Now go ahead and stone me for warning against paranoia in the potters studio,

I just hope a bus does not hit you when you cross the road.



#3 Wyndham

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:17 AM

We don't have buses in our town, but there's always the possibility of a meteorite, which might fall(pun-ish, yea)under any silica regs

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

There is no reason for potters to get paranoid.

A bit of common sense is all that is necessary regarding dust.

We have dwelled on this topic before.

 

The workers that are affected are primarily those in construction (90%)

"... during work with stone, concrete, brick or mortar. It can occur during sawing, grinding and drilling and is common in glass manufacturing and sand blasting".

 

Furthermore the rules are just a proposal at this stage. In the USA.

 

Now go ahead and stone me for warning against paranoia in the potters studio,

I just hope a bus does not hit you when you cross the road.

 

Thank you for the above post.

 

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#5 Chris Campbell

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:45 AM

Well, one should take precautions to keep the dust out of your lungs ... Unless you have a handy donor in mind when you need new ones! No need to be all paranoid about it but it is not that hard to keep the dust level low.

Reminds me of the guy who was cutting tiles in our house using a machine that made such a loud noise that you could hardly be on the same floor, never mind room. No ear protection of course. When I asked why he said he didn't need it because he was going deaf anyhow. Fortunately the cutter used water so we weren't all sucking down the dust too.

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#6 Mart

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:44 AM

Frederik-W +1!

Dear Americans, all you need to be paranoid about are:
1) your government (including 3 letter agencies)
2) bankers
3) GMO
4) and not getting gypsum into your clay.

Common sense will take care of the rest. :)




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