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New OSHA directive on respirable silica inspections

July 7, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJuly 2, 2020 Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime, and construction. The new directive provides OSHA compliance safety and health officers with…
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OSHA announces revisions to emphasis program for silica rule

February 21, 2020

From NCMA eNewsFebruary 20, 2020 OSHA has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction. The NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed to silica, and focuses on enforcement of the…
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OSHA releases video on respirable silica exposure

April 16, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 11, 2019 OSHA requires employers to limit workers' exposure to respirable crystalline silica on the job. This video -- launched in January 2019 -- focuses on handheld power saws, showing how an integrated water delivery system controls silica dust created when cutting certain materials.
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OSHA considers silica rule changes

November 2, 2018

NCMA eNews November 1, 2018 OSHA is asking for input on potential changes to its respirable crystalline silica rule. The agency's pre-rule-stage request for information pertains to control measures for tasks and tools that are not currently included in the Table 1 section of the rule for construction, as well as tasks and tools around…
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OSHA releases free silica compliance tools for contractors

August 31, 2018

NCMA eNews August 30, 2018 In an effort to help contractors comply with its new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, OSHA has released instructional videos and other free educational materials about the topic. Some of the aids provided by the agency are a customizable slideshow presentation to help employers train construction workers; a short…
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