Tag: crystalline silica

Controlling Silica Exposure Using Table 1

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 0 Comments
Controlling Silica Exposure Using Table 1

These resources have been pulled from multiple manufacturers and OSHA to help you comply with the silica rule that went into effect Sept. 23 and is now being enforced by OSHA.

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Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

A seasoned safety compliance expert explains what home builders need to know regarding the new silica rule and how to avoid fines.

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OSHA Announces 30-day ‘Good Faith’ Enforcement of New Silica Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 21, 2017 0 Comments

Resources and background information for complying with the new rule can be found on NAHB’s website.

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Be Prepared! OSHA Silica Rule Takes Effect Saturday, Sept. 23

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 19, 2017 17 Comments
Be Prepared! OSHA Silica Rule Takes Effect Saturday, Sept. 23

NAHB’s Silica in Construction Toolkit provides resources for helping home builders and remodelers to get in compliance with the rule.

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New Silica Rules Go Into Effect Sept. 23

New Silica Rules Go Into Effect Sept. 23

NAHB is advising its members to be prepared as enforcement for the silica rule in construction is currently scheduled to begin on Sept. 23.

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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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