SAN ANTONIO – Delta Granite and Marble Inc., a custom fabricator of countertops, has been cited with 10 serious and one other than serious violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
 
The violations carry penalties totaling $42,000.

OSHA's San Antonio Area Office initiated a health inspection at Delta Granite and Marble's facility on Feb. 23 as part of the safety agency's National Emphasis Program for Crystalline Silica, which was developed to reduce occupational exposure to respirable silica.

The inspection resulted in serious violations including excessive airborne levels of crystalline silica, failure to provide an effective hearing conservation program, and failure to ensure employees wore protective footwear and hand protection.

"Exposure to respirable silica above OSHA's established limits can lead to serious long-term health conditions such as silicosis and other pulmonary function disorders," said Jeff Funke, OSHA's area director in San Antonio.

Delta Granite and Marble employs approximately 38 workers.
 
Learn more about OSHA's silica national emphasis program.

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