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OSHA's Final Rule for Respirable Crystalline Silica

Posted by Emilcott Associates

Mar 25, 2016 11:22:53 AM

OSHA's final Crystalline & Silica Rule has been officially published in the federal register and will be effective on June 23, 2016. Compliance date range from June 23, 2017 for the Construction Industry with most of General Industry meeting compliance in June 2018.

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Topics: Lower PEL for Crystalline Silica, Exposure to silica dust, New OSHA Rule on Silica, silica dust exposure, OSHA releases new silica rule, OSHA Compliance

OSHA Proposes to Lower PEL for Crystalline Silica to Lessen Work Related Lung Problems

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Nov 12, 2013 9:11:00 AM

OSHA Proposes to Lower PEL for Crystalline Silica. The proposal was first put forth on August 23rd and is intended to decrease work related lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. OSHA wants to lower its Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) from 100 micro grams of respirable silica per cubic meter of air to 50 micro grams. 

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Topics: OSHA, Lower PEL for Crystalline Silica, Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), Exposure to silica dust

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