Discuss occupational exposure: duration and magnitude of exposure
Medical surveillance examinations for those exposed to silica as recommended by OSHA, completed by employer (3)
Elimination of further exposure
Workplace regulations — engineering controls
Respiratory protection — based on exposure
Management of chronic ...
Annual pulmonary follow-up:
Treat infections aggressively
Appropriate health care vaccines (influenza and pneumococcal)
American Thoracic Society. Adverse effects of crystalline silica exposure. www.thoracic.org/statements/resources/eoh/506.pdf. Accessed January 16, 2018.
805002 pneumoconiosis due to silica (disorder)
47515009 Simple silicosis
233762004 Chronic silicosis
233760007 Acute silicosis
Usually benign and asymptomatic but may become chronic. Yearly follow-up is recommended.
Diagnosis is made using a combination of history of occupational exposure and radiographic evide...
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