The Official Publication
of the Mason Contractors
Association of America
For The Record
As a mason contractor, you and your workers come into contact with potentially harmful equipment and situations daily. You probably take so many things for granted as you maneuver around a jobsite, but what you may overlook is the harm that lurks silently but wreaks long-term negative effects. Silica dust is a great example of such a harmful substance. Many times, the rules and regulations enforced by OSHA conjure anything from a roll of the eyes to outright frustration expressed verbally. But, let’s keep in mind that the ultimate goal should always be safety, inside and out. As the below Letter to the Editor explains, it’s worth the time taken to protect yourself, every day.
Letter to the Editor
I just had a chance to pick up and read the December 2009 issue, and I want to write and thank you for including the article on Silica Dust Collection. It reminded me of one of the last conversations I had with my dad. He was involved in masonry for most of his life (his dad was a mason contractor) as a bricklayer for 40-plus years. Just under two years ago, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. About a week before he started his chemotherapy, we went on a vacation with my family.
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