OSHA Issue Guidance For Enforcement of Silica Rule

Published on 29-Oct-17
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum for regional administrators on October 19, 2017, which establishes enforcement guidance for the agency regarding the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard on an interim basis.  The memo is essentially the playbook OSHA will follow regarding silica-related hazards, and represents an opportunity for construction employers to be better prepared for compliance. In addition, the memo states that OSHA has revoked its crystalline silica national emphasis program. The revocation took effect on October 26, 2017.