The Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153, becomes enforceable on September 23, 2017. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3, an action level (AL) of 25 µg/m3, and a host of ancillary requirements.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.
by Colleen Suo During the 2016 AGC NYS Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY Dec. 6-8, there were dozens of break out sessions and certification training courses anchored by the Opening General Session and Trade Show on Wed., Dec. 7. One of the Tuesday sessions addressed OSHA’s new silica rule.