Silica Hazards Toolkit

What is Silica?

Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite and many other minerals.

Crystalline silica is:

  • Found in many common materials on construction sites
  • Found in dust created by cutting, grinding, drilling, or disturbing materials containing silica
  • Very small and cannot be seen
  • Classified as a lung carcinogen and can cause silicosis 

Learn more about Silica hazards with our Toolkit.