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NAHB Challenges OSHA Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Challenges OSHA Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

NAHB today filed a Petition for Review challenging the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency’s final confined spaces in construction standard issued on May 4, 2015.

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Got Questions about Confined Spaces? Get Answers on July 7

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 26, 2015 1 Comment
Got Questions about Confined Spaces? Get Answers on July 7

Free webinar on OSHA’s new confined spaces rule should help bring builders and developers up to speed on the requirements of the new rule, which goes into effect on Aug. 3.

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New Study Finds OSHA Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 26, 2015 1 Comment

A new report released by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica standards for the U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year—roughly $4 .5 billion more per year or 10 times OSHA’s estimates.

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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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NAHB Urges OSHA to Withdraw Silica Rule

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 12, 2014 0 Comments

NAHB on Tuesday requested that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdraw a proposed rule that would drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica for the construction industry. The rule also requires impractical medical surveillance of construction industry workers, extensive and costly recordkeeping processes, and restrictions on certain construction site work […]

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