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OSHA Further Delays Silica Rule Enforcement

OSHA Further Delays Silica Rule Enforcement

NAHB and its fellow members of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition were pleased to hear the standard would be delayed yet again until Sept. 23, 2017. OSHA intends to use the extra time to conduct additional outreach and educational for employers.

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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule Clears OMB

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 22, 2016 0 Comments

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica rule cleared the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) this morning, signaling imminent publication of the final rule.

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OSHA & NIOSH Issue Silica Hazard Alert for Stone Countertop Workers

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 19, 2015 3 Comments
OSHA & NIOSH Issue Silica Hazard Alert for Stone Countertop Workers

On Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) jointly issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from crystalline silica exposure in the manufacture, finish and installation of natural and engineered stone countertops. The two agencies investigated U.S. worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica in the stone countertop industry following […]

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