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Preventing Occupational Silicosis in Engineered Stone Fabricators 

February 24, 2023 

Introduction: The Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association (WOEMA) is a non-profit association representing over 500 occupational medicine specialists and other health-and-safety professionals in five western states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah). For the past 80 years, WOEMA has championed safe workplaces, healthy workers, and healthful and sustainable environments while honoring the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. WOEMA members are experts in workplace disease and in the prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses.

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