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New Enforcement Guidance for Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard Released

Oct 20, 2017

The Office of Safety and Health Administration has provided interim enforcement guidance to compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for enforcing 29 CFR 1926.1153, Respirable Crystalline Silica. Effective today, Monday, Oct. 23, OSHA will fully enforce all appropriate provisions of the Silica in Construction standard.

The Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction standard establishes a new 8-hour time weighted average (TWA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3, and an action level (AL) of 25 µg/m3.

NECA has put together a page of resources regarding the rule implementation, visit necanet.org/SILICA for more.

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