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AEC Policy Regarding Crystalline Silica Related Construction Work

The Association of Environmental Contractors (AEC) wants to ensure that construction work that disturbs crystalline silica is conducted in a legal and safe manner. This document is designed to define, in brief, the roles and responsibilities of building owners, environmental consultants, contractors (general, prime and sub), environmental contractors, architects and construction managers regarding the disturbance of crystalline silica containing materials. Working together, we can assure that the disturbance of respirable crystalline silica during construction activities does not endanger workers or their families, building occupants, or the public in general.

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