OSHA National Emphasis Program for Respirable Crystalline Silica - April 2020

Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 8:00AM

The general feeling in the industry is that things have been fairly quiet related to this rule since it became effective in 2016. In fact, OSHA has declared their intent to draft an RFI that could lead to reopening the rule and, therefore, the discussion about the compliance methods in Table 1 of the rule.

Despite OSHA’s limited compliance enforcement on the rule and their apparent openness to discussion of the tenants of the rule itself on February 4, 2020 OSHA released an instructional memo regarding a new National Emphasis Program for respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Read more

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