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OSHA Releases Silica Standard FAQ for Construction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 14, 2018 2 Comments
OSHA Releases Silica Standard FAQ for Construction

OSHA just released a set of 53 frequently asked questions to provide guidance to employers and employees on its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. 

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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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OSHA Issues Interim Guidance for Inspectors as Silica Rule Goes Into Full Effect

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 23, 2017 1 Comment

Full implementation of the new silica rule began today, Oct 23, and OSHA has now issued additional “interim” enforcement guidance for regional OSHA administrators while a final compliance directive is under review and not yet released.

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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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How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

Nothing underscores the value of membership quite like cash savings. NAHB economists recently tallied it up and confirmed just how much our members are saving this year, thanks to a long list of legislative victories and program initiatives that benefit home builders.

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Webinar Explains How to Comply with Final Crystalline Silica Rule

Home builders who are interested in learning more about their obligations under the new standard, as well as their compliance options, can take advantage of a new webinar that offers a comprehensive overview of the final rule and related compliance requirements.

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NAHB Urges Congress to Stop New Silica Rules

NAHB Urges Congress to Stop New Silica Rules

Testifying before the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, NAHB Chair Ed Brady said that “our members are deeply committed to taking meaningful action to provide a safe work and construction environment, including reducing exposure to silica. However, we believe the new rule will not only fail to achieve these aims, but it will also do great harm to businesses, consumers and the economy.”

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Publication of Final Silica Rule Announced

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 24, 2016 0 Comments
Publication of Final Silica Rule Announced

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has concerns with the final rule on respirable crystalline silica released today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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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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NAHB, CISC Staunchly Oppose OSHA Streamline of PEL Rulemaking

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants ideas on how to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. NAHB has plenty of ideas — and wants to ensure that any new rules don’t place a tougher burden on small businesses.

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