“OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

OSHA will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction until September 23, 2017, to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. See the memorandum. Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb … Continue reading “OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

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“Time To Act: Save 2018 FY Worker Training Grants, Health & Safety Research” #WorkplaceSafety

By Jordan Barab If you haven’t yet done so, it’s time to do so. And if you have done so, do it again: Contact your legislators about passing a budget that will protect workers.  The House Appropriations Sub-Committee that deals with OSHA, MSHA and NIOSH is scheduled to mark up the FY 2018 Appropriations Bill on Thursday, July … Continue reading “Time To Act: Save 2018 FY Worker Training Grants, Health & Safety Research” #WorkplaceSafety

“OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard To Add Two Additional Fit-Testing Protocols”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syj_zeNtLGI OSHA Trade Release U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office of Communications Washington, D.C. http://www.osha.gov For Immediate Release   October 6, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued … Continue reading “OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard To Add Two Additional Fit-Testing Protocols”

“OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for … Continue reading “OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica”

Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits (PEL’s)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLw4fGx63Qc By Robert Iafolla April 16 --In an apparent effort to kickstart agency action on updating permissible exposure limits for hundreds of chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asked the White House April 15 to approve a request to gather information on ways to address chemical exposure. OSHA cited widespread agreement that the majority … Continue reading Pending OMB Review, OSHA Could Restart Effort to Update Chemical Exposure Limits (PEL’s)

OSHA Dates To Make Note Of In 2014 – Changes Coming

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) portion of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fall 2013 Regulatory Agenda revealed several dates in 2014 that employers should take notice of, including proposed rules on the long-promised injury and illness prevention program and occupational exposure to beryllium; a small-business review of combustible dust; public hearings on … Continue reading OSHA Dates To Make Note Of In 2014 – Changes Coming

OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal

Inhalation of very small (respirable) crystalline silica particles puts workers at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. OSHA recently released a proposed rule to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica. What is Crystalline Silica? Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than … Continue reading OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal