Welcome to the James Hardie Silica Resource Center

In 2016, OSHA updated its rules for controlling exposure to respirable silica dust. James Hardie is here to help you work safely and efficiently with this standard.

Although this standard primarily affects installers and contractors, any building professional can rely on this site as a resource for accurate information about the OSHA silica dust standard. 

James Hardie has always promoted best practices and provided solutions to help you meet OSHA standards – and we’ll continue to do so as part of our commitment to you.

About the Standard

Learn about the OSHA silica dust standard and how James Hardie can support you.
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Compliance Process

When it comes to cutting fiber cement, preparing for the silica dust standard is straightforward and simple.
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Tools & Cutting

Find the tools and best practices recommended for cutting our fiber cement products.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Review some of the most common questions about the OSHA silica dust standard.
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Easy-Access Resources

Explore our collection of helpful downloadable materials on the OSHA silica dust standard.
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