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OSHA Seeks Comments about Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

Revisions to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica standard could be coming in the future. The administration published a request for information (RFI) on August 15, 2019 seeking comments and exposure data, … Continue reading

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OSHA Releases New Silica Rule FAQs and Training Videos

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released new guidance for employers and workers on requirements for its silica standard through an updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) page and six new training videos. The videos instruct users on methods … Continue reading

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U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA’s Silica Rule

Several construction industry organizations are back to square one with their challenge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final crystalline silica standard. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the standard on December … Continue reading

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Silica Rule Enforcement Begins Saturday

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcement of its final crystalline silica standard on Saturday, September 23, after a three-month delay. The silica rule, which has been in the works since 2013, is intended to limit workers’ … Continue reading

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OSHA to Delay Enforcing Silica Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry so it can conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance … Continue reading

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