March 24, 2016

OSHA moves forward on silica exposure regulations

From the United Steelworkers (USW):

(Pittsburgh, March 24, 2016)  – The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued long-awaited final rules sought by the USW to protect workers from the deadly dangers of silica dust.

The new rules, the first update to regulations governing silica dust in four decades, are expected to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease. ... more

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