OSHA News


OSHA Now Fully Enforcing Construction Silica Standard

OSHA has issued a memorandum highlighting some of the requirements of the Respirable Crystalline Silica standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153, fully enforcing “all appropriate provisions” of the standard. The final rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, published on March 25, 2016, established a new PEL of 50 µg/m3 for all covered industries. It Read the full article…


OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Texas and Louisiana

DALLAS, TX – On Oct. 10, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which had ceased most programmed enforcement actions following Hurricane Harvey, resumed normal enforcement throughout Texas and Louisiana. Following Hurricane Harvey, OSHA provided compliance assistance and outreach to employers and workers in a number Read the full article…

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