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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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D.C. Circuit rejects all industry challenges to OSHA’s new silica standards

January 5, 2018

From NCMA's eNews January 4, 2018 On Friday, December 22, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected all of American industry’s many challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new silica dust standard. OSHA’s new silica standards lower the permissible exposure to 50 micrograms per cubic meter…
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DC Circuit Court Rules Against Coalition

December 27, 2017

From MCAA email December 22, 2017 SILICA ALERT The MCAA has just learned that the DC Circuit court has made its decision regarding the silica court challenge. The court decided against industry and with OSHA. This is a very recent decision and the attorneys for the industry coalition are still reviewing the entire decision. "While…
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Silica Rule Full Implementation Begins October 23

October 23, 2017

From MCAA email October 23, 2017 SILICA ALERT OSHA will begin full implementation of their new silica rule on Monday, October 23. At that time, the soft roll out will end and companies will need to be in full compliance of the rule. The MCAA is working with the Construction Industry Safety Coalition to track…
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Urgent Silica Update

September 22, 2017

From MCAA email September 21, 2017 LEGISLATIVE ALERT  Urgent Silica Update Dear MCAA Members, We've just received word last night that there is a modified roll out for the new silica rule that begins enforcement on Saturday this week.  For the first 30 days of enforcement OSHA will not issue citations to those employers who in…
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